Monikie Country Park


Developed around two former reservoirs, Monikie Country Park boasts beautiful woodland and parkland with a variety of things to see and do. Monikie Country Park's many attractions include adventurous activities, self-led trails, marquee and BBQ hire and an adventure play park.

Denfind Bird Sanctuary, with its bird hides is an ideal place to view a wide variety of wetland birds throughout the year.

Opening times

The park is open 365 days per year. Ranger Centre open 9am to 4.30pm with extended opening hours during the summer.

How to get there


There is ample parking within the Country Park. Pay at the car park

Discounted rates available. See charges page for details.

All income goes directly to the Country Parks and helps to maintain the facilities.

What to do


Parking, toilet with baby change facilities. Café, trails and Ranger Centre all accessible.


Café Byzantium is on site and is open throughout the summer; see Café Byzantium website for opening times.

Dogs allowed

Dogs, under control, are welcomed all year round except in children's play park. Please observe signs for restrictions.

Visit the Scottish Outdoor Access Code - Dog Walking pages.

Dog Poo bags are available to buy at the Ranger Centre (20p for 25).

Facilities for Hire

Watersports hire - windsurfing equipment; canoes; kayaks and sailing dinghies (May - September).

Marquees, BBQs and Urn can be hired from May - September for large picnics, special events, wedding and birthday parties. See charges page for details.

Ranger Service

Outdoor Adventure Activities

The large watersports site operates from April to October and includes windsurfing, sailing, rafting, kayaking and canoeing; it provides a fun day out whatever your ability. Take part in taster sessions, individual instruction, group activities or Royal Yacht Association and British Canoe Union courses.

Why not take on the challenge of the High Ropes course, an exciting high tree top activity suitable for all abilities and a 160 metre zipline.

We also offer Mountain Biking and Team Building sessions.

For costs visit our charges page.

All activities should booked in advance.

Environmental Education

Educational and Community Groups are welcome all year. Countryside Rangers are available to lead fieldwork activities and visit schools where Teachers can discuss ideas for projects.

Groups and individuals are regularly involved with the Rangers in conservation projects, orienteering or badge work. The Rangers are happy to visit organisations and give illustrated talks.

Outdoor Education Team

The Outdoor Education Team is based at Monikie Country Park and can be contacted on 01382 370613.

Other Services

The Towdabout Mobile Playground and Mobile Half Pipe are located at Monikie Country Park and available for hire. See charges page for details.


We can advise you regarding Work Experience Placements, Duke of Edinburgh, Saltire and John Muir Awards.

Why not join us on our Toad Patrol (March - May)?


Ranger Centre
Monikie Country Park

Tel: 01382 370202