Entrance works at Boden Boo complete

Forestry Commission Scotland has completed on-going works at the entrance of Boden Boo, the popular community woodland near the Erskine Bridge.  

The Commission has responded to requests from locals to smarten up and reshape the woodland which receives approximately 100,000 visitors per year.

New seating, bins and an orientation point with a raised decking area to help visitors easily navigate around the 20 hectare forest have been fitted.

The entrance now features a wall of intricate artwork of bugs and beasties created from welded metal by a local blacksmith who created the previously well received work on the wall restoration in 2013.

Matt Buckland, Forestry Commission Scotland’s Community and Recreation manager for the area comments: “Boden Boo has been treasured by visitors and locals for years. As one of the 13 Commonwealth Woods and part of the legacy of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, it’s important to ensure the green space looks beautiful and is accessible for all.

“We’re happy to listen to the views of local people and make small changes to the aesthetics of the woodland for overall benefit, comfort and convenience to visitors. We hope the changes made will allow people to spend more time in Boden Boo.”

Later this summer, Forestry Commission Scotland will be asking for views on a Land Management Plan for Boden Boo which aims to help shape the future management of the woodland over the next 10 years.

Boden Boo woodland is near the southern end of Erksine Bridge, over the River Clyde. It boasts 3km of surfaced woodland trails, perfect for walking, running and cycling.

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Tha FCS pàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba; a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìon, a' cumail smachd air, agus a' leudachadh choilltean gus buannachdan a choileanadh dha coimhearsnachdan, dhan eaconamaidh agus ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh sa ghnàth-shìde.
  3. Media enquiries to Steve Williams, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6508 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.