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Come and Try at Cuningar Loop

Published on: Tuesday 18th August 2015



We’re hosting a series of special events at Cuningar Loop, an exciting Legacy 2014 project which has transformed 15 hectares of derelict land on the banks of the River Clyde into an attractive woodland park.

We want to give you a first peek of this exciting new park at our Come and Try events, so you can see what the new park has to offer before our grand opening in spring 2016.

Three events will take place throughout August and September giving you the chance to come and try our Activity Zone which features a bike skills park, bouldering park, adventure play and woodland workout.

You will be able to come and see the park as it takes shape and we hope that you’re going to love it!

When finished, Cuningar Loop will feature an extensive path network, an Activity Zone, a boardwalk that runs along the River Clyde along with picnic areas, a large meadow and outdoor classroom.

Sitting opposite to the new residential development, The Village (previously the Athlete’s Village), Cuningar Loop is just off Downiebrae Road by Dalmarnock Bridge and close to Rutherglen, Dalmarnock and Farme Cross.
    
The bike skills park has been designed for mountain biking, BMX and dirt jump bikes and will accommodate entry level cyclists and skilled users. It features four tracks: a balance track, beginners track, improvers track and pump track for advanced cyclists.
 
Set to be Scotland’s first outdoor bouldering park, there are nine boulders with various technical features including slabs, vertical walls, overhangs, shallow grooves, arêtes, corners and flakes to suit absolute beginners right up to experienced climbers.

The adventure play has a central design and range of smaller play items to create challenging play activities for children and young people.  It's suitable for a range of ages and abilities with the purpose of encouraging children to get involved in self-led play, testing their own boundaries.

The main areas of the site have been completed, including the major ground works, the boulevard and boardwalk, the path network, planting and outdoor classroom. The next big piece of work to take place is the design and build of Cuningar footbridge.
 

Event information

Come and Try Bike - Sunday 23rd August, 12pm – 4pm
Come and Try Climb - Sunday 30th August, 12pm – 4pm
Come and Try Adventure Play and Arts - Sunday 20th September, 12pm – 4pm
 
We can’t wait to show off our new woodland park. We hope you can join us at our Come and Try events this summer. See you there!


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