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Edited: 27th March 2020

M8 Junction 3 Country Park dog walk, Scotland


With over 900 acres of grounds, there is an fine choice of dog walking routes in this very active country park.

Kids will enjoy the adventure playground, and the visitor centre is stuffed full of info about the trails, wildlife and activities here.


Free parking. WC, visitor centre open 0900-1600, shop, refreshments. Trail leaflets, 20p each. Rangers on duty. Partial wheelchair/buggy routes from some but not all access points. Children's adventure playground. Dog water, dog poo bins.


Length of walk: 35 minutes or very much longer

With over 900 acres of grounds, there is an massive choice of walking routes in this very active country park.

We started off in the visitor centre car park and enjoyed a short excursion from there, noting that there are times in the year when this route is not recommended for dogs because of the red deer breeding season. Deer are bred in the park, and venison sausages can be bought from the shop.

We then went to check out the Balvormie car park (turn left from the visitor centre car park, turn left and then left again). The overflow car park there is 20m beyond the entrance to the car park proper on the right. Don’t be fooled by an apparently locked gate – the entrance is further on.

Three marked trails start here, and these are all waymarked with coloured posts. On the day we were here, midges were making the most of an unusually sunny day - so remember the repellent if you need it.

This is a very safe environment for dogs, and Jem had a fine time.

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Edited: 27th March 2020. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.