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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

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This is a pleasant walk within the grounds of Ninewells Hospital. The walk is situated at the back of the hospital and can be accessed by following the Forestry Commission signs that begin at the main entrance to hospital or can be accessed by starting at the car park beside the A & E department and following the main trail. The surface of the path is firm and wide, although in the autumn when the Phototrail was taken there was a lot of debris on the paths from falling leaves and twigs which is some places made the pathway difficult to see. There are a few sections with a cross gradient, and some sections of linear gradient too. There is a designated all abilities trail within the Arboretum area.

Surveyed by: Alison Rae, January 2011 (Winter)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 0.9 km

Public Transport: Buses run to the hospital and stop at the main entrance to the hospital - look for the Forestry Commission directional signs which will direct you through the hospital to the walk
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 are 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

Path There is an information board with a map of the area and routes

There is a seat at the beginning of the pathway

Path There is a seat at the beginning of the pathway

The path is a hard and stable surface

Path The path is a hard and stable surface

There is a slight gradient for but it does not exceed 8.5% (1:12)

Path 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.

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.

There is a seat at the start of the Arboretum Walk

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

The route can take several directions, this phototrail turns right at the crossroads

Path The route can take several directions, this phototrail turns right at the crossroads

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

Path There is an information board which shows the routes available and also information on the different trees that are within the woodland and help identifying their leaves

There is a cross gradient at this section which runs for approximately 30m - the maximum cross gradient is 8.3% (1:12).  The ground can only become slippery due to the fallen leaves

Path There is a cross gradient at this section which runs for approximately 30m - the maximum cross gradient is 8.3% (1:12). The ground can only become slippery due to the fallen leaves

The cross gradient continues on this section

Path The cross gradient continues on this section

Turn left at this direction post

Path Turn left at this direction post

 

Path

There is a short section where the linear gradient exceeds the 8.3% recommendation

Path There is a short section where the linear gradient exceeds the 8.3% recommendation

The ground and path disappears due to heavy leaf fall

Path The ground and path disappears due to heavy leaf fall

 

Path

Turn left here

Path Turn left here

Continue straight ahead after the seat

Path Continue straight ahead after the seat

There is a gentle slope here with a maximum linear gradient of 6.8% (1:15) at the beginning of the slope

Path There is a gentle slope here with a maximum linear gradient of 6.8% (1:15) at the beginning of the slope

 

Path

Continue straight on at this junction

Path Continue straight on at this junction

Continue left

Path Continue left

 

Path

 

Path

Turn left at this junction

Path Turn left at this junction

Continue left at this direction post

Path Continue left at this direction post

 

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.

The path to the right of the seat leads back up to the hospital but is steep with gradients exceeding 8.3% (1:12)

Path The path to the right of the seat leads back up to the hospital but is steep with gradients exceeding 8.3% (1:12)

 

Path

Continue ahead

Path Continue ahead

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)

Gradient 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)

A view of the path ahead

Path A view of the path ahead

There is a seat to enjoy the peace and quiet and views

Path There is a seat to enjoy the peace and quiet and views

Continue straight ahead

Path Continue straight ahead

There is a passing place here

Path There is a passing place here

There is a wood carving of an owl to view

Path There is a wood carving of an owl to view

Continue straight ahead

Path Continue straight ahead

 

Path

Turn right at the direction post to head back towards the hospital

Direction Turn right at the direction post to head back towards the hospital

This entrance can be accessed via Tom McDonald Avenue

Direction This entrance can be accessed via Tom McDonald Avenue

There is a chicane with a width of 103cms

Start There is a chicane with a width of 103cms

 

Path

Continue straight on at this crossroads

Path Continue straight on at this crossroads

There is a seat to sit and enjoy views down the Tay River

Path There is a seat to sit and enjoy views down the Tay River

There is an information board with details of the routes available

Path There is an information board with details of the routes available

 

Path

The path can become slippery due to leaf fall

Path The path can become slippery due to leaf fall

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

Continue straight ahead at this crossroads

Path Continue straight ahead at this crossroads

The path can be muddy in places after rain fall

Path The path can be muddy in places after rain fall

 

Path

There is gentle slope at the beginning of the section of path that is sign posted as 'Steep'

Path There is gentle slope at the beginning of the section of path that is sign posted as 'Steep'

There is a gradient of maximum 12.3% (1:8) on the section leading up to the seat

Gradient There is a gradient of maximum 12.3% (1:8) on the section leading up to the seat

There is a seat available after the steepest section to sit and rest or enjoy the views

Seat There is a seat available after the steepest section to sit and rest or enjoy the views

The path eases back into an easier gradient

Path The path eases back into an easier gradient

 

Path

The junction here joins the all abilities trail to the left, but carry on ahead for a longer walk which joins the main trail

Path The junction here joins the all abilities trail to the left, but carry on ahead for a longer walk which joins the main trail

Ninewells Arboretum Walk Phototrail

 

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