LOOKOUT Tower And Bothy Being Added At River Clyde Urban Park

1 April, 2021 | News

WORK is underway on delivering a further £2.3million of facilities at Cuningar Loop Woodland Park.

A bothy and lookout tower are being built at the park which spans 37 acres of woodland on the banks of the River Clyde in Rutherglen.

Local communities, groups and visitors will be able to use the multi-functional bothy space which will also have toilets and changing facilities.

The Tur viewing platform, with ramped access, will allow visitors to take in expansive treetop views over the park.

Cuningar Loop, which is managed by Forestry and Land Scotland, opened in 2016 and provides a range of features including adventure play, bike pump track, bouldering zone, boardwalk and events area. The park has attrated more than 500,000 visitors.

The new facilities will be delivered by Linear Design and Construct, who are based in the East of Glasgow, with work expected to be complete by the end of the year.

Clyde Gateway’s chief executive, Ian Manson said: “The Cuningar Loop woodland park is a much-loved facility and, during lockdown, it has provided a real haven for local residents to carry out exercise.

“These new facilities will further enhance this fantastic facility and give local residents even more outdoor health, wellbeing and natural play benefits.

“Cuningar Loop already brings huge recreational and economic benefits to the area and the addition of The Bothy and Tur will be the icing on the cake, offering the ideal woodland retreat to promote physical and mental wellness and a fantastic resource for the local community and visitors to enjoy.”

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