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Commonwealth Woods highlights of the year

Published on: Thursday 27th February 2014

Commonwealth Woods highlights of the year

This week in celebration of national Legacy Week (24 to 28 February) we are looking back on our events and activities, in support of the 2014 Games legacy.

It all started with the official launch of our network of Commonwealth Woods at Lang Craigs in Dunbartonshire last June, with the help of local primary school children and community groups.

They were joined by Glasgow born Commonwealth Games bronze winner and London 2012 Olympian, former badminton player Susan Egelstaff.

Since then hundreds of people across the Glasgow area have taken part in free events and activities at the Commonwealth Woods. There have been animal handling sessions at Castlemilk Wood, foraging skills and den building at Auchenshuggle, tree planting at Lang Craigs and Woodland Games at Drumchapel.

Communities are also encouraged to show their creative side and take part in our Inspired by my local woods competition. Winning pictures will make an official 2015 Commonwealth Woods calendar distributed free to local people in the Evening Times.

The Commonwealth Woods project encourages communities across the Glasgow area to head outdoors and explore their local woods. Whether it’s looking for a bit of peace or beautiful surroundings to enjoy a walk or a picnic, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the woods.

Here’s a selection of our favourite images: 

Commonwealth Woods highlights of the year
Commonwealth Woods highlights of the year
Commonwealth Woods highlights of the year

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