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Den of Alyth

Path information

  • The Den of Alyth is a lovely 22 hectare woodland on the western edge of Alyth with paths crossing the Alyth Burn. It is designated a Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to the upland oak woodland within the gorge.
  • The Alyth Burn is within the River Tay Special Area for Conservation, a designation which seeks to give protection to various river species, most notable the Atlantic salmon.
  • The paths provide for all abilities on the east side and lead through a picnic area and children's play area.  Signed paths link to Alyth Hill and are featured on the Den of Alyth Leaflet (PDF) [1MB]
  • Nearest public toilets are in Market Square in the town centre.

Getting here

  • On foot - An easy walk from the town along the Alyth Road or via the Trodlem Path and Alyth Hill.
  • Public transport - Visit Traveline Scotland to plan your journey
  • By car - Car parking is provided off Tullyfergus Road to the north side of the Den.  Postcode: PH11 8JX

Other Paths

Maps of adjacent path networks

Path closures

View our Eastern area path closures page for information regarding path closures.

Occasionally paths may be closed to the public due to events taking place in the surrounding area.  Current exemption orders can be viewed on our rights and responsibilities page.

If you come across any problems on the paths, including signposts and path furniture such as stiles and gates, please report them to us by contacting or calling 01738 475000.


Last modified on 18 May 2023

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