Plenty to do in Oc­to­ber week

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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/.

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