Cuningar Loop open at weekends

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Forest Enterprise Scotland’s and Clyde Gateway’s new woodland project at Cuningar Loop in Rutherglen is now going to be open every Saturday and Sunday until 6th December 2015.

Following the success of the park’s Come and Try events throughout August and September, the public will be able to enjoy the attractions on offer from 10am – 4pm each weekend.

The park will also be open at the weekends from 9th January 2016 right up until the opening in the Spring.

Visitors can try out the Activity Zone which features a bike skills park, bouldering park, adventure play and woodland workout area. 

Forest Enterprise Scotland’s project manager for Cuningar Loop, Joneen Clarke said:  “We’re delighted to be able to open at the weekends and encourage people to keep on visiting the park.  Our Come and Try events were so popular we’ve had people come back time and time again which is fantastic. 

“Our official opening is Spring 2016 but we want the local community to use the areas which are already complete as much as possible.”

Ian Manson, Chief Executive of Clyde Gateway said: “It is great news that the upcoming weekend openings being organised by Forest Enterprise Scotland will enable even more people to come along and see the already incredible transformation of what was in effect a former landfill site. 

“The new park is spectacular and already provides a real ‘wow’ factor which will increase even further early next year when we are able to complete and open the new pedestrian bridge linking it direct to the Village site on the opposite bank of the river.”

Cuningar Loop is a £5.7 million project and will see the transformation of 15 hectares of derelict land on the banks of the River Clyde.  

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 Rutherglen, Dalmarnock and Farme Cross.  

Cuningar Loop is also one of the ‘sustainable’ Legacy 2014 programmes that provide lasting and positive legacy from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014

Directions: · Cuningar Loop is on Downiebrae Road, Rutherglen, G73 1PW. · Regular buses between Glasgow and Rutherglen and run along Dalmarnock Road.  Get off at a stop close to Dalmarnock Bridge.  Downiebrae Road is on the Rutherglen side of the bridge. · There are also regular train services form Dalmarnock and Rutherglen train stations which are a 10 minute walk away. · From Rutherglen station, exit the station onto Farmeloan Road which then becomes Dalmarnock Road.  Go past Rutherglen Tesco, through the lights and then just before Dalmarnock Bridge take a right on to Downiebrae Road.  Then it’s the first left.  You’ll see a T-junction sign and it’s up there.

· From Dalmarnock station, exit the station onto Dalmarnock Road, take a right in the direction of Dalmarnock Bridge and Rutherglen Tesco.  Once over Dalmarnock Bridge take the first left on to Downiebrae Road.  Then it’s the first left.  You’ll see a T-junction sign and it’s up there. · If you’re driving, there are limited spaces on Downiebrae Road / local area. · To plan your journey visit: or call 0871 200 2233.  

Notes to editors

  1. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of Forestry Commission Scotland and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  2. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha e an urra ri riaghladh agus cumail maoineachadh is comhairle ri coilltearachd ann an Alba. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta.
  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.