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Cuningar Loop Woodland Park

Downiebrae Road, Rutherglen, Glasgow, G73 1PW

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Cuningar Loop

  • 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).

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • 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.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
    • There are regular buses between Glasgow and Rutherglen which run along Dalmarnock Road.
  • By Train View
    • 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:

Public Parking (Downiebrae Road)

  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • 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 View
    • Standard on street parking is available.
  • Public Car Park View
    • There is not a car park for public use within approximately 200m (219yd).
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • 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).

Cuningar Loop

  • 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).

Toilet Facilities

  • 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.