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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

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This is a short section of trail that makes up the Arboretum Walks. The walk is accessed by starting at the car park beside the A & E department and following the main trail. The path is wide and well surfaced although sections of the path have deteriorated slightly due to rainfall. There is only one section of 10.1% (max) gradient at the end of the trail when it joins back to the main trail. The section of steep gradient is very short. There is a seat available around half way around the walk where you can take in views of the Arboretum and views over the Tay

Surveyed by: Alison Rae, November 2011 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 0.4 km

Public Transport: There are buses that run to the main entrance of the hospital
Car Park: There is a pay & display car park off Tom Mcdonald Avenue beside the A & E department. There are two accessible bays immediately to the left of the entrance of the car park
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: There is public toilets in the main concourse of the hospital

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There is a pay and display car park with accessible bays

Blue Badge parking bays There is a pay and display car park with accessible bays

There is a cross gradient of 2.8% (1:35) for approximately 10m, the cross gradient increases to 3.5% (1:28) with a linear gradient of 6.4% (1:15) at the drop kerb and corner where the path coming from the car park joins the main path

Path There is a cross gradient of 2.8% (1:35) for approximately 10m, the cross gradient increases to 3.5% (1:28) with a linear gradient of 6.4% (1:15) at the drop kerb and corner where the path coming from the car park joins the main path

There is an information board with a map of the area and routes and a seat at the beginning of the pathway

Path There is an information board with a map of the area and routes and a seat at the beginning of the pathway

The path is a hard and stable surface and there is a slight gradient for but it does not exceed 8.5% (1:12)

Path The path is a hard and stable surface and there is a slight gradient for but it does not exceed 8.5% (1:12)

 

Path

There is a cross gradient with a maximum of 4.5% (1:22) on the approach to the Maggie's Centre

Path There is a cross gradient with a maximum of 4.5% (1:22) on the approach to the Maggie's Centre

There is a seat with views over the hospital and the Maggie's Centre landscaped garden labyrinth

Path There is a seat with views over the hospital and the Maggie's Centre landscaped garden labyrinth

Follow the path past the Maggie's Centre

Path Follow the path past the Maggie's Centre

 

Path

The path passes by the car park

Path The path passes by the car park

The path takes a left past the car park and Maggie's Centre

Path The path takes a left past the car park and Maggie's Centre

There is a seat at the bottom of the slight ramp

Path There is a seat at the bottom of the slight ramp

The surface changes at the road crossing but it is still hard and stable

Path The surface changes at the road crossing but it is still hard and stable

The surface changes to compacted with whin dust

Path The surface changes to compacted with whin dust

 

Path

There is a cross gradient of 5.6% (1:18) at the corner and there is a linear gradient in the corner area of 11% (1:9) maximum.

Gradient There is a cross gradient of 5.6% (1:18) at the corner and there is a linear gradient in the corner area of 11% (1:9) maximum.

There is a seat at the start of the Arboretum Walk

Seat There is a seat at the start of the Arboretum Walk

Take a left at this junction towards the start of the All Abilities Trail

Direction Take a left at this junction towards the start of the All Abilities Trail

Another information board is located here which shows the routes available and also information on the different trees that are within the woodland and help identifying their leaves

Information Another information board is located here which shows the routes available and also information on the different trees that are within the woodland and help identifying their leaves

 

Information

Continue straight ahead, there are short sections of the path that have a cross gradient of up to 5.4% (1:18)

Gradient Continue straight ahead, there are short sections of the path that have a cross gradient of up to 5.4% (1:18)

Turn right at the wooden own sculpture to start on the All Abilities Trail

Path Turn right at the wooden own sculpture to start on the All Abilities Trail

At the beginning of the trail there is a short section of 2 metres where the gradient is a maximum of 10.9% (1:9)

Path At the beginning of the trail there is a short section of 2 metres where the gradient is a maximum of 10.9% (1:9)

 

Path

The path can be prone to puddles after rain

Surface The path can be prone to puddles after rain

There are cross gradients in sections that the path has rutted due to water damage. Maximum cross gradient of 4.5% in places (1:22)

Path There are cross gradients in sections that the path has rutted due to water damage. Maximum cross gradient of 4.5% in places (1:22)

There is a seat where you can sit and enjoy the views and listen to the birds

Seat There is a seat where you can sit and enjoy the views and listen to the birds

A view across the Arboretum and down to the River Tay

Path A view across the Arboretum and down to the River Tay

There are some impressive mature trees throughout the Arboretum

Feature of Interest There are some impressive mature trees throughout the Arboretum

The path reaches a t-junction, take a left turn at this point

Path The path reaches a t-junction, take a left turn at this point

 

Path

 

Path

Turn left at this junction

Path Turn left at this junction

There are finger posts indicated direction of trails

Path There are finger posts indicated direction of trails

 

Path

There is a cross gradient of 3.4% (1:29) at the bend section of this pathway

Path There is a cross gradient of 3.4% (1:29) at the bend section of this pathway

This pleasant walk continues to meander along giving lovely views down the Tay

Path This pleasant walk continues to meander along giving lovely views down the Tay

There is a seat where you can enjoy the surroundings.

Path There is a seat where you can enjoy the surroundings.

 

Path

The path here can be littered with leaf fall

Path The path here can be littered with leaf fall

 

Path

 

Path

Turn left at this junction,
there is a very short section at the top of the slope where the gradient is a maximum of 10.1% (1:9)

Path Turn left at this junction, there is a very short section at the top of the slope where the gradient is a maximum of 10.1% (1:9)

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Turn right at the direction post to go back towards the car park

Path Turn right at the direction post to go back towards the car park

Ninewells Arboretum - All Abilities Trail Phototrail

 

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