Group take footbridge setback in their stride
Enjoyable Bridgeton to Cambuslang route
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.
Moving Cambuslang Parish Church’s walking group