We love a walk in the woods

YOUNGSTERS walked the walk in Glasgow's East End at the launch of new woodland paths.

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Youngsters from Glasgow launched the new path network
Youngsters from Glasgow launched the new path network

Pupils from St Benedict's Primary School and members of local walking groups gathered to test out the tracks at the Commonwealth Woods, at Bishop Loch, in Easterhouse.

Sticking with the sporting theme, the routes are named after medals up for grabs at this summer's extravaganza.

There is a bronze route, expected to take around 15 minutes to complete, a 30-minute silver path and an hour-long gold loop.

Bishop Loch is one of five woods in Easterhouse, which are part of a network of 14 Commonwealth Woods in and around Glasgow, where people of all ages and abilities can enjoy free events and activities.

It has been created as part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy to encourage people to get outdoors.

The Commonwealth Woods project teamed up with Ramblers Scotland's Medal Routes Legacy Project to create the series of walks in Easterhouse.

Ros Mills, Commonwealth Woods walking development officer, said: "This is a fun activity for all the family that will help us deliver a lasting legacy of the Games by encouraging people to visit their local wood and complete a medal route walk.

"It's a good way to spend time with your family and become familiar with your local wood and learn about the trees and wildlife."

ORGANISERS are urging local walking groups and the wider community to get out on the trails.

A free leaflet and map are available at The Bridge Community Centre in Easterhouse and at www.commonwoods.org.uk

Commonwealth Games and Sports Minister Shona Robison said: "With fewer than 150 days to go until the Games, venturing into the fresh air and taking part in something new can improve health and has a positive impact on physical and mental wellbeing."

There are more than 200 Medal Routes in more than 75 locations across Scotland.

Rob Burns, Medal Routes project officer for Ramblers Scotland, said: "It's fantastic to see so many people in the Easterhouse area try the Medal Routes.

"It's a beautiful area and these three routes give a perfect opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy their surroundings."

matty.sutton @eveningtimes.co.uk


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