Woodland paths network is all set to be upgraded
The next phase of the regeneration of the Malls Mire woodland between Rutherglen and Toryglen has been announced.
Malls Mire, which sits between Rutherglen and Toryglen, is bordered by housing and the railway line, and Urban Roots, an eco group based in Toryglen, say the site is of importance for nature conservation due to the wildlife found there.
Animals found in Malls Mire include deer, foxes, sparrowhawks and goldcrests.
And now the path network within Malls Mire is set to be upgraded, giving residents easier access to the woodland.
Tom Cooper, community ranger with Urban Roots, said: “This is the next stage in our development of Malls Mire, we want to put in the path network to give people easy access to the area.
“Although we will be upgrading a lot of the paths that run through the woodland, we will still be leaving some of the paths that are quite rough, so people can still get their feet muddy if they wish!”
Urban Roots, who operate out of Toryglen Community Base, are in discussions with both South Lanarkshire Council and Glasgow City Council to turn the wooded area of Malls Mire into a local nature reserve which will be protected by European Law.
In July last year, Urban Roots were awarded a £ 78,000 grant from the National Lottery.
For more information on Urban Roots, or to get involved with the group, visit their website: http://www. urbanroots.org.uk/
Moving forwardTom Cooper at Malls Mire