Monikie Country Park


Ranger Centre
Monikie Country Park

Tel: 01382 370202

Facilities for hire

Watersports hire (available May to September) - windsurfing equipment; canoes; kayaks, sailing dinghies and paddleboards (new from 2017).

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

About the 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 land and water activities, self-led trails, marquee and BBQ hire and an adventure play park.

Adventurous activities available within the park include: team building, rafting, high ropes course, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, 160 metre zipline and mountain biking. Qualified staff are available for sessions and RYA courses, watersports equipment can also be hired throughout the summer in the 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.

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).

Ranger Service

Outdoor Adventure Activities

The large watersports site operates from April to October and includes paddleboarding, 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, Raft Building and Team Building sessions that can be tailor made for your requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: All activities should be booked in advance.

For costs visit our charges page.

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.

Other Services

The Towdabout Mobile Playground is located at Crombie 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)?