Some­thing for ev­ery­one at wood­land park

Rutherglen Reformer - - Project -

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.

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