The highly popular Cuningar Loop Woodland Park which is managed by Forestry and Land Scotland, sits south of the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on a former landfill site on the banks of the River Clyde.

The major extension has been supported by the Scottish Government’s Clyde Mission, which contributed £2.3m as part of its wider aim to revive the Clyde corridor and rejuvenate the local economy. This was in addition to Green Infrastructure funding from NatureScot, supported by the European Regional Development Fund and part of a wider £15 million investment in urban Scotland.

The extension adds a further eight hectares to the existing 12 hectares of parkland and transforms a further area of derelict and inaccessible former landfill into green space. The new area includes 1,722 metres of footpaths and an extension to the riverside walkway, a teaching amphitheatre created with tree trunks, 167 specimen trees and 11,000 square metres of wildflower meadow and grassland.

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