ACTION-Packed Activity Day To Mark Opening Of Claypits Nature Reserve

29 July, 2021 | Active Travel, Glasgow's Canal

THE opening of the £8.8million Claypits inner city nature reserve, beside the Forth and Clyde Canal in north Glasgow, is being marked with a fun-filled activity day on Saturday (31 July).

The event from 10am to 2pm has been organised by Scottish Canals and canalside community groups, and will including paddle-boarding, pond-dipping, biking and boating.

The area has been transformed with walkways, a canal bridge and drainage infrastructure.

Clay from the site was used to line the Forth and Clyde Canal more than 200 years ago.

David Blair, revenue and regeneration director at Scottish Canals said: “Scottish Canals and our partners are delighted to be opening The Claypits in north Glasgow.

“The opening is a celebration of a community-led, environmental regeneration of a site previously associated with the city’s industrial heritage.

“I encourage everyone to come along and make the most of the new nature reserve and try some of the activities on or off the water.”

The area will be managed on behalf of the wider surrounding community by a group of volunteers, the Hamiltonhill Claypits Local Nature Reserve Management Group.

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