Plenty to do in October week
Forestry Commission Scotland are encouraging parents to bring their children to Rutherglen and Castlemilk during the October holidays.
Three attractions in the area have been highlighted as the perfect way to appreciate Scotland’s beau t i f u l w o o d l a n d surroundings.
Castlemilk Park, Cuningar Loop and Cathkin Braes mountain biking facility are all open throughout the holiday, providing plenty to do for kids and adults alike.
According to the Forestry Commission, October is a great time of year to get outside, it is not hot and muggy like summer and it is nowhere near ready for winter.
Autumn is the perfect time to get out and about and see what your local woodlands have to offer.
Castlemilk Park is described as: “A woodland full of wonder, once you have wandered among its beautifully maintained paths it is only a matter of time before the stunning waterfall comes into view.”
Cuningar Loop hosts Scotland’s first bouldering park, located within their activity zone. This is perfect activity for those who have a competitive side.
And for those feeling more adventurous, nothing says “future athlete” like an exciting day out on the bike at Cathkin Braes
Hugh McNish, Social Programme Manager, Forestry Commission Scotland said: “Our aim is to get everybody to experience their local Commonwealth woodland and everything it has to offer. “Each wood has its own fantastic features so we thought we would share some of our favourite places. We hope everyone gets the chance to see them this half term.”
To find out more about any of the woods mentioned or Forestry Commission Scotland head to http:// scotland.forestry.gov.uk/.