Route 777

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

Route Description

The River Tay is the longest river in Scotland and this great route follows it from Newburgh to the North Sea at Newport-on-Tay. Starting out in Newburgh make sure you visit Lindores Abbey in the east of the town which was founded around 1190 by David, Earl of Huntingdon, brother of William the Lion. It's also famous as the birthplace of Scotch whisky!

From here the route takes you along the banks of the Tay, offering fantastic views of the wildlife - make sure you keep on the lookout for salmon and otters. You travel through Kitchen Wood, Lewes Wood and Waterloo Wood to name a few, skirting the village of Gauldry before arriving in the picturesque town of Wormit. There are amazing views of the Tay Estuary where you might be able to spot dolphins if you're lucky. 

From here the route travels along the Riverside Road and onto Newport-on-Tay. 

Route Details

Distance: 16 miles

Type: On road

Things to see and do

  • River Tay
  • Lindores Abbey
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This route runs along the south side of the Tay Estuary, linking Route 776 in Newburgh with Route 1 at Newport-on-Tay.