Lovely wood­land is the per­fect space to get fit in

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

NHS La­nark­shire has helped in the de­vel­op­ment of the Cuningar Loop - a Legacy 2014 pro­ject, to help build an out­door wood­land work­out.

For­est En­ter­prise Scot­land’s £5.7 mil­lion Cuningar Loop pro­ject is trans­form­ing 15 hectares of derelict land on the banks of the River Clyde into an at­trac­tive wood­land park. De­signed to en­cour­age peo­ple to get ac­tive out­doors, the new wood­land work­out area con­sists of eight pieces of ap­pa­ra­tus, in­clud­ing an­gled hur­dles, bal­ance beams, sit up log, pull up bars and log hops.

For­est En­ter­prise Scot­land pro­ject man­ager for Cuningar Loop, Joneen Clarke com­mented: “We’re re­ally ex­cited to have re­ceived this do­na­tion from NHS La­nark­shire. The wood­land work­out area means ev­ery­one can get ac­tive for free. The area can be used by adults and chil­dren who en­joy­ing stay­ing fit to­gether.

“We wanted to cre­ate a re­ally great space where peo­ple can come along and walk around the park and en­joy the out­doors.”

The work­out area is lo­cated within the Ac­tiv­ity Zone which also fea­tures a bike skills park, boul­der­ing park and ad­ven­ture play. Cuningar Loop is host­ing a Come and Try Ad­ven­ture Play and Arts event in Septem­ber giv­ing visi­tors the chance to try the Ac­tiv­ity Zone and ex­pe­ri­ence what the park has to of­fer be­fore its of­fi­cial open­ing in spring 2016.

A ‘Come and Try Ad­ven­ture Play and Arts’ses­sion at Cuningar Loop, Down­iebrae Road, Ruther­glen, will be held on Sun­day Septem­ber 20 from noon – 4pm.

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