Tayport to Broughty Ferry

From Tayport, a railway path follows the southern shore of the Firth of Tay to the Tay Road Bridge which is crossed using the elevated cycle path in the centre of the bridge. On the Dundee side of the bridge, a lift takes you and your bike down to ground level and to the route through Dundee Docks (security pass required). The traffic-free shoreline promenade and quiet roads lead to Broughty Ferry and Broughty Castle.

This route (on National Route 1 and also part of the North Sea Cycle Route) starts from the harbourside in Tayport and uses a railway path along the southern shore of the Firth of Tay to the Tay Road Bridge. There is a noticeable climb up to the bridge and onto the central elevated cycle path giving great views in both directions along the Firth of Tay.

Access to and from the bridge on the Dundee side is via a lift. The route then heads through the Dundee port area. You may be asked for photo ID to pass through as security staff will have to open the entry gate to let you through, however, the staff will often open the gate on viewing someone approaching.

As you continue around the bay, you’ll see Broughty Castle jutting into the estuary. There are several pubs and restaurants in Broughty Ferry and entry to the castle museum is free. You can return by the same route or take a train back to Dundee from Broughty Ferry.

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

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