The Miley

The Miley is part of a disused railway within walking distance of Dundee city centre. It was originally an impassable, mile-long rubbish tip, but now supports grassland, tall-herb communities, scrub and trees, making it a haven for birds, mammals and insects.

The path offers a relaxing stroll, particularly in the summer when the reserve resonates with birdsong and the wildflowers are alive with butterflies.

Bullfinch © Darin Smith

Why visit?

  • Wildflowers
  • Songbirds

Best time to visit?

  • Mar to Oct for songbirds
  • Spring and summer for walking

Visit for:

  • Butterflies
  • Grasslands
  • Birdwatching


The site lies within the Lochee and Beechwood areas of Dundee City, between Old Kings Cross Road and the west end of Clepington Road.

Getting onto the reserve

Access to the reserve can be gained from Old Kings Cross Road, Clepington Road and Harefield Road.


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