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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.
Getting Help and Assistance
- 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: email@example.com.
Public Parking (Downiebrae Road)
On Street Blue Badge Parking
- 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.
On Street Standard Parking
- Standard on street parking is available.
Public Car Park
- 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.
Downiebrae Road - Cuningar Loop Access Point
- 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.
Springfield Road Footbridge - Cuningar Loop Access point
- 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.
Play Area and Bouldering Park
- 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.