Cuningar Loop Woodland Park

Downiebrae Road, Rutherglen, Glasgow G73 1PW

0300 067 6700

scottishlowlands@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

www.scotland.forestry.gov.uk/visit/cuningar-loop

Guide Last Updated: 02/06/2017

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  • Cuningar Loop is an exciting new woodland park to the east end of Glasgow. 15 hectares of derelict land - the size of 15 football pitches - has been transformed into a community green space for local people and visitors to get involved, get active and be inspired by the outdoors.

  • The site features:

  • An extensive path network

  • Adventure play facilities

  • A bike skills area

  • Scotland’s first outdoor bouldering park

  • A woodland workout

  • Large meadow and picnic areas

  • An outdoor classroom

  • A riverside boardwalk

  • For more information about Cuningar Loop please click here (opens in new tab).

  • Downiebrae Road grid reference is NS 618 626 There are regular buses between Glasgow and Rutherglen which run along Dalmarnock Road. The nearest postcode is G73 1PW.

  • Cuningar Loop does not have a car park. There is very limited on-road parking on Downiebrae road, so please travel to Cuningar by public transport if you can.

  • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.

  • There are regular buses between Glasgow and Rutherglen which run along Dalmarnock Road.

  • The nearest Railway Station is Dalmarnock and Rutherglen stations.

  • There are also regular train services stopping at Dalmarnock and Rutherglen stations - Cuningar Loop is a 10 minute walk from both stations.

  • Cuningar Loop is generally not staffed.

  • Forestry Commission leaflets, maps and publications can be provided in alternative format, for example, in large print or in another language. For more information please contact: The Diversity Team by telephone: 0300 067 5000 or e-mail: diversity@forestry.gsi.gov.uk.

  • There is a/are clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.

  • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Downiebrae Road.

  • The dimensions of the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 250cm x 610cm (8ft 2in x 20ft).

  • There are not parking charges for the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s).

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • Standard on street parking is available.

  • There is not a car park for public use within approximately 200m (219yd).

  • There is a/are clearly marked drop-off point(s).

  • The drop-off points(s) is/are located at the top of Downiebrae Road.

  • The route from the drop-off point(s) to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.

  • Assistance may be required because there is/are dropped kerbs.

  • There is some tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the drop-off point(s) and the entrance.

  • There is a tarmac path on Downiebrae Road leading from the on street Blue Badge parking to the access point to the Cuningar Loop.

  • There is a long slight slope along the path.

  • Follow the path for approximately 350m.

  • The access point is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.

  • There is a footbridge located just off Springfield Road giving access to the Cuningar Loop.

  • There is a bollard at the entrance to the footbridge.

  • The gap to the left of the bollard is 165cm (5ft 5in).

  • The gap to the right of the bollard is 140cm (4ft 7in).

  • There is a slight slope on the bridge.

  • The surface of the bridge is concrete tiles and wood.

  • There is a bollard at the end of the bridge.

  • The gap to the left of the bollard is 160cm (5ft 3in).

  • The gap to the right of the bollard is 140cm (4ft 7in).

  • The Cuningar Loop is a circular trail with some paths in the centre.

  • The majority of the paths have a tarmac surface.

  • The paths are over 150cm wide.

  • There are slight slopes located along the paths in places.

  • There are information boards located next to the play area in the centre of the park.

  • There is bench seating located within the park at regular intervals.

  • Next to the play area the bouldering is the Wee Cabin Cafe.

  • The opening times of the cafe vary depending on the time of the year.

  • To the left of the Springfield’s Footbridge, there is wooden boardwalk.

  • The boardwalk runs alongside the river Clyde and woodland.

  • There are some slight slopes in places along the footpath.

  • There are viewpoints located along the boardwalk.

  • The boardwalk rejoins the main paths at the rear of the loop.

  • The play area and bouldering park are located at the centre of the Cuningar loop.

  • There is step free access to the play area from the main path.

  • The surface of the path througout the play is loose chippings.

  • The surface around the play equipment varies between bark chippings and sand.

  • There is bench seating around the play area.

  • There is wide variety of play equipment, there are accessible play features which include a double width slide and a recumbent swing.

  • The Bouldering Park is located next to the play area.

  • There are 4 areas located within the Bouldering Park.

  • The different areas are aimed at different levels of ability.

  • Area 1 is aimed at beginners and children, there are 3 smaller boulders, the boulders are below 3m metres high with an easy level of climbing. Some of the boulder have features that allow for para- climbing.

  • The other 3 areas are more challenging with some boulders over 4 metres high.

  • The surface around the boulders is compacted loose chippings, it is advised to bring your own crash pads.

  • For more information about climbing in Scotland - including how to get involved in a club or event please click here (opens in new tab).

  • There are portable toilets near the Downiebrae Road entrance, open from April to October. From November to March, the toilets are open on weekends only.

  • There are two larger portable toilets available with horizontal grab rails on the walls.