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.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Wildflowers
  • Songbirds

Best time to visit?

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

Visit for:

  • birdwatching
  • grasslands
  • butterflies

Other information

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


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How to get there


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

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Getting onto the reserve

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

Access restrictions
Nearest town
Dundee (2 mi / 3.2 km)
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About The Miley

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