Get in the Loop and cel­e­brate spring­time

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Staff re­porter

For­est En­ter­prise Scot­land is en­cour­ag­ing the lo­cal com­mu­nity to visit Cuningar Loop in Ruther­glen and join the fun at their Spring in the Loop event on Sun­day, May 21.

There will be ac­tiv­i­ties for the whole family to en­joy, in­clud­ing in­tro­duc­tory climb­ing ses­sions, demon­strat­ing how to ap­proach boul­der­ing for begin­ners, and guided walks to learn about the lo­cal wildlife and past his­tory of Cuningar.

All ac­tiv­i­ties are free, but some will re­quire ad­vance book­ing.

Cuningar Loop boasts an ac­tiv­ity park that in­cludes a boul­der­ing area, ad­ven­ture play, bike track and wood­land work out area.

The park is de­signed to make chil­dren take risks, chal­lenge them­selves, learn and most im­por­tantly have lots of fun out­doors.

Eilidh Mal­colm, com­mu­nity ranger at For­est En­ter­prise Scot­land, said:“What better way to cel­e­brate spring than to in­vite the com­mu­nity to en­joy ev­ery­thing Cuningar Loop has to of­fer?

“It is a lovely site for strolling, ad­ven­tures and play and we hope ev­ery­one who comes down to our event is en­cour­aged to come back again.

“Let’s hope the great weather con­tin­ues.”

Vis­i­tors can ex­plore the park us­ing its 2.5 kilo­me­tres of mixed paths which are ac­ces­si­ble to ev­ery­one.

Take a walk to the south en­trance to see Glas­gow sculp­tor Rob Mull­hol­land’s six-me­tre high stainless steel cre­ation that rep­re­sents the trans­for­ma­tion of Cuningar Loop from derelict land to the com­mu­nity wood­land it is to­day.

This is a free event and open to the pub­lic. Chil­dren un­der 16 tak­ing part in ac­tiv­i­ties must be ac­com­pa­nied by a par­ent or guardian.

For ad­vance book­ing, visit http://scot­land. forestry.gov.uk/visit/ cuningar-loop.

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