PARK LIFE

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

The cold weather might be set­ting in, but that doesn’t mean you can’t en­joy a day out at Castlemilk Park.

In fact, there is a whole host of events at the park right up un­til spring.

On Satur­day, Jan­uary 3, there is the Walk off your Christ­mas Spirit event run­ning from 11.30am - 3.00pm.

This aims to help par­tic­i­pants walk off the ex­cesses of the fes­tive pe­riod with a re­fresh­ing walk around the woods of Castlemilk Park and the sur­round­ing coun­try­side.

At­ten­dees are asked to wear suit­able footwear, dress for the weather and bring a snack.

Any­one look­ing to at­tend can meet out­side Castlemilk Com­mu­nity Cen­tre at 121 Castlemilk Drive.

The Win­ter Tree Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion event will be held on Sun­day, Jan­uary 25 from 1.30pm till 3.30pm. As it sug­gests in the ti­tle, this event is de­signed to help peo­ple de­velop their tree iden­ti­fi­ca­tion skills.

Any­one look­ing to at­tend can meet out­side Castlemilk Sta­bles at 59 Machrie Road.

The All About Owls event will be held on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 10 from 1.30pm till 3.30pm. Res­i­dents will be able to see and han­dle a va­ri­ety of owls. It will take place Out­side Castlemilk Com­mu­nity Cen­tre at 121 Castlemilk Drive.

And the Big Spring Clean will take place on Satur­day, March 28 from 1.30pm till 3.30pm. Lo­cals are en­cour­aged to get in­volved, grab some gloves and help to spring clean the park. Meet out­side Castlemilk Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

There is also the Photo Walk­ing Club, which takes place on the sec­ond Mon­day of each month from1.30pm till 3.30pm. Photo walk­ing is the act of walk­ing with a cam­era for the pur­pose of tak­ing pho­tos of things that peo­ple find in­ter­est­ing along the way.

The How Old Are Yew club is a bi­monthly lo­cal his­tory group. They will meet on Fri­day, Jan­uary 16 and Fri­day, Jan­uary 20 from 1.30pm till 3.30pm. This is a group who meet to dis­cuss Castlemilk’s his­tory. Any­one in­ter­ested can meet the group at Castlemilk Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on the dates spec­i­fied.

The Cup of Tea in the Park club meet on the sec­ond Fri­day on each month from 11am till 1pm. This is de­scribed as a “wood­land walk with a warm cuppa in the woods”.

For more in­for­ma­tion on events in the park, visit www.castlemilk­park.co.uk.

Popular An owl event came to Castlemilk last year and was well re­ceived

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