Something for everyone at woodland park
Cuningar Loop’s bike tracks, bouldering park, adventure play area and trim trail around the site will form an activity zone in the woodland park.
The project has benefited from the Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund, sportscotland’s Sports Facilities Fund and funds from Forestry Commission Scotland to create a final budget of £571,500 for the activity zone.
Bike trail specialists, Architrail, with input from Cycling Scotland, are designing the four bike tracks: a balance track, beginners track, improvers track and pump track for advanced cyclists.
It will be used for mountain biking, BMX and dirt jump bikes and will accommodate entry level cyclists and skilled users.
The bouldering park will be the first outdoor facility of it’s kind in Scotland. Serious Climbing is designing 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 Mountaineering Council for Scotland has provided input into the design specification of the boulders and was involved in the design tendering process.
Finally, the adventure play area is being designed by Landscape architects, Davies White. It will be 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.
Contractors Robertson Construction are overseeing the rest of the work on the Cuningar site.