Physical Regeneration

Cuningar Loop

Cuningar Loop Woodland Park, which opened to the public in August 2015, was created on a long neglected area of vacant and derelict scrub land on the banks of the Clyde less than a mile from Rutherglen town centre and directly across from the Athletes’ Village.

This hidden gem was gradually brought back into use by Clyde Gateway, working in partnership with the Forestry Land Scotland, to invest £5 million in what is now the biggest urban park in South Lanarkshire.

The park is a critical cultural element within the Clyde Gateway Green Network Strategy and provides access to high quality green space improving health and well- being for local communities. Moreover the park attracts many visitors from outside Clyde Gateway thereby raising awareness of the area.

A further £2.5m investment into the woodland park began in April 2021 with two new visitor attractions provided by Clyde Gateway.

The new Bothy and Tur at Cuningar Loop will provide a gathering place which brings together local communities, groups and visitors in a forest location. The Tur (tower) will be a viewing platform located to the north of The Bothy allowing visitors to take in expansive views over the park.