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We look forward to welcoming you this summer. To enjoy your visit safely please plan ahead, follow local signage and park considerately.

Cuningar Loop

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COVID-19 update

Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our COVID-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.
  • Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.

Cuningar Loop Forest Notices

  • The access road and car park will be closed to the public from Monday 16 August until June 2022 to facilitate the exciting Phase 2 projects. Further information can be found on the Clyde Gateway website
  • Much of Cuningar Loop will be closed to public access from 2 to 17 October. The park is hosting a large dinosaur exhibition which will limit access. Further information can be found on the Jurassic Encounter website.
  • Clyde Gateway are undertaking several of these projects at Cuningar Loop in 2021. Construction has begun on the Bothy and will soon begin on the Tur feature. An additional 7 hectares of the vacant site are being transformed into an extension of the community woodland, and the British Geological Society are beginning the second phase of their research into geothermal heating. We’re very excited about the ongoing transformation of the Woodland. There will be ongoing construction within the park for all these exciting projects which will restrict access to the car park and other facilities at some times. Please check this webpage for regular details of closures and follow any operational signage on site.


Multi-activity woodland park within Glasgow

Cuningar Loop is an exciting woodland park on the banks of the River Clyde. Enjoy a stroll along the riverside boardwalk or forest trails, relax with a picnic in the large open meadow, or have some fun at our bike skills area or in Scotland's first outdoor bouldering park.

Guide map to Cuningar Loop Woodland Park (PDF 6MB)



The bike track is designed to introduce cycling to people with a wide range of abilities and ages. There are three tracks: balance bike, pump and skill building.


The bouldering area - Scotland's first outdoor bouldering park - is designed to introduce new climbers to the sport whilst providing facilities for the more experienced climber. A couple of boulders also have features to allow for para-climbing. We recommend that climbers use fall protection mats, as some of the boulders are over 4m high. Find out more about the climbing route at Climb Scotland.

Adventure play

The adventure play area is suitable for everyone and is designed to challenge users to explore the freedom of play in an active way.

Woodland workout

Come and try our installations where you can exercise in the fresh air in a natural environment.


There are over 3 miles of paths on mixed surfaces which are accessible to everyone and have plenty of seating.

Cuningar Stones

The Cuningar Stones is a permanent public art project by Glasgow based artist James Winnett. The 15 stones can be found across the park, with many reflecting the history of the site and local area.


The impressive Evolve sculpture, created by Glasgow Rob Mulholland is located close to the south entrance to the site. The six-metre high stainless steel sculpture represents the transformation of Cuningar Loop from derelict land into the vibrant community woodland that it is today.

Facilities and access

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Picnic area
Picnic area

There are currently no toilet facilities at Cuningar Loop.

Car parking

The car park is managed by Glasgow Community Safety Team and will open:

  • April – September: 9am – 8pm
  • October – March: 9am – 6pm

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

More about parking

Getting here

There is a small car park just off Downiebrae Road at the public entrance to Cuningar Loop. There is also plenty of onstreet parking on Downiebrae Road itself, or on the streets surrounding the Cuningar Footbridge to the south of the Emirates Arena/Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

The Clyde Walkway (part of National Cycle Route 75) passes the Cuningar Footbridge if you'd like to walk or cycle to the park.

Using SatNav?

The nearest postcode for Downiebrae Road is G73 1PW.

Public transport

There are regular buses between Glasgow and Rutherglen which run along Dalmarnock Road. There are also regular train services stopping at Dalmarnock and Rutherglen stations - Cuningar Loop is a 10 min walk from both stations. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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Nearby forests

Deciduous trees with green leaves at Auchenshuggle

Walk a mile through peaceful woodland in the East End

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Distance from 'Cuningar Loop': 0.71 miles
Person smelling pine needles

From a landfill site to a wildlife-filled woodland

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Distance from 'Cuningar Loop': 1.73 miles
Birch trees among undergrowth

Open heath, wildflower meadows and young woodland

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Horse riding
Horse riding
Distance from 'Cuningar Loop': 2.79 miles

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