Group take foot­bridge set­back in their stride

En­joy­able Bridgeton to Cam­bus­lang route

Rutherglen Reformer - - Memory Lane - Jonathan Ged­des

Cam­bus­lang Par­ish Church’s walk­ing group re­cently shook off any Christ­mas lethargy with their lat­est walk.

And although the group found some dif­fi­cul­ties on the way, they still en­joyed the ex­pe­ri­ence.

Af­ter start­ing out at Cam­bus­lang Sta­tion they took a short train ride to Bridgeton.

The weather was dry although it was a bit cool, but a brisk walk soon warmed ev­ery­body up and the party of 16 walk­ers en­tered Glas­gow Green in good spir­its.

Af­ter pass­ing some play­ing fields the route took the group on to the Clyde Walk­way and soon the walk­ers passed by the new po­lice head­quar­ters, walked un­der Dal­marnock Bridge and as the path me­an­dered round the Cun­ningar Loop the new foot­bridge across the Clyde came into view.

This proved to be a bit of a dis­ap­point­ment as there was no ac­cess from the walk­way on to the bridge.

There are stairs and an un­fin­ished path, how­ever there is also a high fence block­ing ac­cess, which cre­ated dif­fi­culty.

The fence was orig­i­nally erected to pro­tect the site of the Com­mon­wealth Vil­lage whilst it was be­ing built and the in­ten­tion was to re­move it.

The club hopes this dis­pute will be re­solved as oth­er­wise walk­ers from Cam­bus­lang will have to take a big de­tour to get into Cun­ningar Loop Park.

Walk­ing on the walk­ers passed un­der the M74 and af­ter an­other mile the group crossed the foot­bridge into Cam­bus­lang.

Af­ter a short walk the fi­nal des­ti­na­tion for the day was reached and every­one en­joyed a fine lunch and a bit of fel­low­ship at Wether­spoons, a great way to clean out the cob­webs af­ter Christ­mas.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the walk­ing group, in­clud­ing full de­tails of their pro­gramme of walks, visit the Cam­bus­lang Par­ish Church web­site at www.cam­bus­lang­parishchurch.org.uk/ look un­der ‘or­gan­i­sa­tions’, then se­lect Walk­ing Group.

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