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Route Guide - Dundee Station to Verdant Works

South Union Street, Dundee, DD1 4BY

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Address and contact details above are for the train station. The address and contact details for Verdant Works are below: Address: West Henderson's Wynd, Dundee Postcode: DD1 5BT Latitude: 56.4616151 Longitude: -2.9865765 Telephone: 01382 309 060 Email: [email protected] Route plan from Dundee Station to Verdant Works which is an art gallery and museum. The route is 0.7 miles via Hawkhill and takes 15 minutes to walk.

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Introduction

  • Verdant Works Textile Heritage Centre, also known as Scotland's Jute Museum @ Verdant Works, is a former jute mill in the Blackness area.
    It is run by the Dundee Heritage Trust.
    The trust restored the buildings, which were officially opened by Prince Charles in 1996, as a museum dedicated to the textile industry, an industry that once dominated the city's economy.
  • The following information describes the route from Dundee Station to the Verdant Works Textile Heritage Centre.
    The approximate distance of this route is 1.2km.
    The route takes approximately 15 minutes.
    The route goes along South Union Street to South Marketgait, along South Marketgait and up Hawkhill.
    At the Hawkhill roundabout you then turn on to Horsewater Wynd, Guthrie Street and West Henderson Wynd.
    The paving along the route is concrete tiles, slabs and tarmac.
    The route is generally sloped, with some uneven paving and some steep gradients on Hawkhill.
    There is off-street parking at the rear of Verdant Works off Blinshall Street.
    There is also on-street parking on Blinshall Street and Miln Street.
    The entrance to the museum is on West Henderson Wynd.
    The potential hazards on this route include uneven paving on pavements, steep slopes and busy road crossings at Hawkhill.
  • Dundee Station link (new tab) - click here.
  • Verdant Works link (new tab) - click here.

Dundee Station

  • Dundee Station is located on the main line between Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth to Aberdeen and Inverness.
  • There is step-free access via lift, leading from the station platforms to the station concourse area.
  • Accessible toilets are available on the station platforms.
  • There is step-free access along the station concourse.
  • There is step-free access when exiting the station.
  • Limited car parking facilities are available at the station.
  • Public parking is also available locally.
  • For more information about Dundee Station, access and facilities please click here (opens in new tab).

Dundee Station to South Marketgait

  • As you exit the main entrance from the train station there is a wide pavement in front of you.
  • Turn left along South Union Street.
  • The route is level and the paving is concrete tiles that is uneven in places.
  • On the left the building continues with Sleeperz Hotel above.
  • On the right there are large stone sculptures, planters and bins in an area marked of by a line of lighter coloured paving and lampposts.
  • Continue keeping the building on your left.
  • After approximately 40m, at the end of the building, there are large planters, sculptures, bins and lampposts on your left.
  • There are inspection covers in the pavement.
  • After approximately 70m, South Union Street meets South Marketgait.
  • There is a slip road ahead and crossing marked by textured paving across the pavement.
  • Turn left to travel west along South Marketgait.

South Marketgait to Greenmarket

  • This section covers the route from South Union Street to Greenmarket via South Marketgait.
  • This section is approximately 200m long.
  • At the junction of South Union Street and South Marketgait turn left to walk up South Marketgait.
  • The hotel is on your left and the carriageway on your right.
  • The route is level and the paving is stone tiles that is uneven in places.
  • On the left there are concrete planters, lampposts and low sculptures.
  • On the right there are further planters, a post box and a crossing.
  • Continue through the planters.
  • After approximately 35m there are a line of bollards on the left and small stone shaped sculptures to the right.
  • Bear right to continue along the pavement on the main road.
  • The path now has a slight slope up and the paving is uneven.
  • There are railings on your left.
  • The paving now becomes tarmac.
  • Follow the path with the bush on your left and the dual carriageway on your right.
  • There are service cupboards, grit boxes, bins and tree along this path on the left.
  • After approximately 30m there is a route sign with two posts across the path. The posts are spaced 144cm apart.
  • Continue through the sign, past a bus stop on your right and the bush on your left.
  • The paving is uneven with inspection covers, trees and patches of mud.
  • Continue along the pavement as it curves to the right to another sign after approximately 60m.
  • The posts are spaced 123cm apart.
  • The space to the right from the post to the kerb is 130cm wide.
  • Continue to the junction of South Marketgait and Greenmarket.
  • The bush ends and a grass bank begins.
  • There are railings to the right at the junction.
  • The path bends to the left.
  • At the crossing there is tactile paving across the path.
  • Turn right to cross Greenmarket.

Greenmarket Crossing

  • This crossing point consists of a single crossing with an island.
  • The crossing is 3 lanes, one from the right, then 2 from the left.
  • The island is after the second lane at the slip road from Greenmarket to West Marketgait.
  • Cross directly to the far side via the island.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at each crossing point.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • The crossing is controlled by push buttons and visual indicators, located on the right.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.
  • There is no audio signal.
  • The control buttons are 110cm high.

Greenmarket to Nethergate

  • This section covers the route from the Greenmarket to the Nethergate Junction.
  • South Marketgait now becomes West Marketgait.
  • This section is approximately 120m long.
  • After crossing at Greenmarket turn right, then left to continue up West Marketgait.
  • The slope is steep at first then becomes slight.
  • The paving is tarmac that is uneven in places.
  • There are inspection covers in the pavement.
  • At the top of the bend there is textured paving and a crossing on your right. keep left and continue up West Marketgait.
  • There are guard railings on the right for approximately 10m and wire fencing that continues on the left.
  • On the left after another 10m there is a street sign with two posts.
  • There are also lampposts.
  • As you approach the next junction there are guard railings on the right and then a crossing on the right marked by textured paving across the pavement.
  • Continue past the crossing and follow the path as it curves to the left at Nethergate.
  • You will then come to the end of the guard railings where there is a crossing on the right to cross Nethergate, marked by textured paving across the pavement.
  • Turn right to cross Nethergate.

Nethergate Crossing

  • This crossing point consists of a two lanes of traffic controlled by traffic lights. One lane of traffic comes from the right and one lane from the left, as part of the crossroads of West Marketgait with Nethergate.
  • Cross directly to the far side via the island.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at pavement.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • The crossing is controlled by push buttons and visual indicators, located on the right.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.
  • There is no audio signal.
  • The control buttons are 106cm high.

Nethergate to West Port Roundabout

  • This section covers the route from Nethergate to the West Port Roundabout and the crossing at Hawkhill just beyond West Marketgait.
  • This section is approximately 350m long.
  • After crossing Nethergate bear round and then continue up the slope along West Marketgait.
  • The paving is stone tiles with a gutter centrally.
  • On the left are steps to a bank.
  • On the right is a street guide.
  • Continue up the pavement past trees on the left.
  • After approximately 60m there is a junction with a single width lane with Long Wynd to the left.
  • At the junction there are bollards and a dropped kerb.
  • The bollards are spaced 115cm apart.
  • There is no tactile paving.
  • Cross the single lane to the far side.
  • The crossing is tarmac.
  • At the far side is a dropped kerb.
  • The dropped kerb has a lip on it and no tactile paving.
  • Continue up West Marketgait past 8 West Marketgait, an office block, on the left.
  • The path is now paved with broken and uneven concrete tiles.
  • On the left there are a line of pillars and low bollards in front of the building.
  • Continue up the street across the building drop off inlet.
  • This is a level crossing with block paving.
  • There are inspection covers to each side and cracked and uneven paving.
  • At the end of the building there is a service road with uneven tarmac and dropped kerbs each side.
  • There is a lip on each dropped kerb and no tactile paving.
  • Cross and continue up the pavement.
  • Go through the street sign past the Methodist Church.
  • The posts are spaced 124cm apart.
  • The pavement continues past houses with railings on the left and trees and posts on the kerbside to the right.
  • Continue past the bus shelter to the next route signs.
  • The sign shows the roundabout and also a brown sign for the Verdant Works Textile Heritage Centre.
  • The posts are spaced 163cm apart.
  • Continue past the car park on the left and the roundabout on the right.
  • There are low railings on the left in front of the car park and a low wall and railings on the right after a crossing on the right, marked by tactile paving.
  • This section has particularly uneven paving which are a trip hazard.
  • At the end of the car park on the left there is a pillar box and a flower bed with low walls on the left then the street joins the pavement.
  • Continue past the roundabout on the right.
  • The pavement widens and there are planters and bins on the right.
  • Continue to the gap in the low wall, marked by tactile paving, and the crossing at the Hawkhill exit from the roundabout.
  • Just before the crossing there is a bollard on the right in front of a planter.
  • Turn right to cross as signposted for Verdant Works.

Westport Roundabout / Hawkhill Crossing

  • This crossing point consists of two road crossings across Hawkhill with a centre island.
  • To continue, cross to the traffic island, then cross by the second crossing to the far side.
  • At the first crossing here there are two lanes of traffic from the right.
  • At the second crossing point there are three lanes of traffic from your left.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at each crossing point.
  • The surface of each crossing is tarmac.
  • Each crossing point is controlled by push buttons and visual indicators, on the right for the first crossing and then on the left for the second.
  • There are rotating cones located at the base of the push button boxes to indicate when it is safe to cross.
  • There is no audio signal.
  • The control buttons are between 105cm and 107cm high.

West Port Roundabout to Brown Street

  • This section covers the route from the West Port Roundabout to Brown Street along Hawkhill.
  • This section is approximately 55m long.
  • After crossing Hawkhill turn left to continue up the hill.
  • The route has an easy slope up.
  • The paving is tarmac that is uneven in places.
  • There are inspection covers in the pavement.
  • On the left there are guard railings by the kerbside and shops on the right.
  • After the buildings on the right there is a low wall.
  • Half way up on the left is a bus stop.
  • Just before the Brown Street junction there is a route sign across the pavement.
  • The posts here are spaces 163cm apart.
  • Continue to the junction of Brown Street from the right with Hawkhill.
  • There is no tactile paving at this crossing.

Brown Street Crossing

  • The Brown Street crossing is uncontrolled and consists of a two lane crossing to a traffic island, then a single slip road crossing to the far side.
  • The first crossing has traffic from both direction.
  • The second crossing has traffic coming from the left only.
  • There are dropped kerbs without tactile paving at each pavement and on the island.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • The tarmac on the island is broken up and uneven.
  • Cross to the island then bear right to cross to the far pavement before turning left to continue.

Brown Street to Session Street

  • This section covers the route from Brown Street to Session Street along Hawkhill.
  • This section is approximately 60m long.
  • After crossing Brown Street turn left to continue up Hawkhill.
  • There is a steep slope at first as the pavement curves to the right, which then evens off to a slight slope again.
  • The pavement is tarmac paved and uneven.
  • On the left is a lamppost, while on the right is a low wall with a railing.
  • Continue to the Session Street junction.
  • At the junction there is a route sign on the corner.
  • Pass the street sign on the right and prepare to cross Session Street.

Session Street Crossing

  • The Session Street crossing is uncontrolled and consists of a two lane crossing with traffic from both direction, that slopes steeply to the right.
  • There are dropped kerbs without tactile paving at each pavement.
  • There is a lip at the kerbs.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac which is uneven.

Session Street to Hawkhill Roundabout

  • This section covers the route from Session Street to the Hawkhill Roundabout junction with Horsewater Wynd.
  • This section is approximately 120m long.
  • After crossing Session Street, bear left to continue up Hawkhill.
  • The slope is steep at this point but levels off to a slight slope up to the next junction.
  • The paving is tarmac and is uneven in places.
  • There are inspection covers and raised ironworks in the pavement that are a trip hazard.
  • On the left there are lampposts and a bus stop halfway up by the kerb.
  • On the right there is a brick wall with metal fencing then flats.
  • After approximately 90m there is tactile paving across the pavement and a crossing to the left.
  • Continue past the crossing on the left and block of flats and follow the pavement round to the right at the Hawkhill Roundabout.

Hawkhill Roundabout to Guthrie Street

  • This section covers the route from Hawkhill Roundabout to the Guthrie Street crossing.
  • This section is approximately 80m long.
  • At the Hawkhill Roundabout remain on the pavement and follow the path round to the right down Horsewater Wynd.
  • The pavement is tarmac and uneven and has a slight slope down.
  • Continue down on the right-hand side pavement to the Guthrie Street junction.

Guthrie Street Crossing

  • The Guthrie Street crossing is uncontrolled and consists of a two lane crossing with traffic from both direction.
  • There are dropped kerbs without tactile paving at each pavement.
  • There are lips at the kerbs and the surface of the crossing is uneven.
  • Cross to the far side and turn left to go along Guthrie Street.

Guthrie Street to Verdant Works

  • This section covers the route from Horsewater Wynd to the Verdant Works Textile Heritage Centre.
  • This section is approximately 100m long.
  • After crossing Guthrie Street turn left and continue to the right turn at Henderson's Wynd.
  • The route is level and the paving is tarmac that is uneven in places.
  • There is a brick building on the right.
  • At the junction with Henderson Wynd turn right to go down Henderson Wynd.
  • There is a slight slope down and an electricity cabinet on the right.
  • There are inspection covers in the pavement.
  • At the bottom of the slope the road narrows where a service entry road enters the building to the right.
  • Cross the service entry road.
  • There is a dropped kerb and uneven tarmac here.
  • Verdant Works is the stone building on the right.
  • To enter the building it is necessary for wheelchair users to continue on the road as the width of the pavement is only 65cm.
  • The road is paved with cobbles which may be slippery when wet and are uneven.
  • After 25m the entrance to Verdant Works is on your right.