Route 77

A dedicated page lists any major route closures and diversions for the National Cycle Network in Scotland.

Route Description

Route 77 is known as the Salmon Run and starts from the junction with National Route 1 at the Tay Road Bridge in Dundee. It quickly passes 'Discovery Point', opposite the railway station. Dundee's river front is one of the finest in Europe and is well worth exploring. National Route 77 follows the winding course of the River Tay upstream. For most of its length the route takes quiet country roads and dedicated cycle paths with some short off-road sections. The published Sustrans map also shows five suggested shorter circular rides based around the signed route.

Route Details

Distance: 54 miles

Type: Mixed - some on road and off road sections.  Mainly tarmac paths.

Classification: Challenging

Things to see and do

  • Discovery Point & RRS Discovery, Dundee
  • Mills Observatory, Dundee
  • University of Dundee Botanic Gardens
  • Bell's Cherrybank Gardens, Perth
  • Caithness Glass Visitor Centre, Perth
  • Black Watch Museum, Perth
  • Branklyn Garden, Perth
  • Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park
  • Perth Museum and Art Gallery
  • Little Houses of Dunkeld
  • Scottish Plant Hunters' Garden, Pitlochry

Related maps

To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure you follow the Towpath Code.

Sometimes the National Cycle Network is temporarily closed or diverted. See our Route Closures and Diversions page for any issues on Route 77. 

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National Route 77 of the National Cycle Network runs between Dundee and Pitlochry via Perth.