Take a walk in a winter wonderland at Rouken Glen

Rouken Glen Park
Rouken Glen Park

Feisty types will want to spurn the winter chills and have a wander around the scenic splendour that is Rouken Glen Park.

There will be three distinctive walks for people to chosen from.

Folk can choose from a Ramblers Scotland silver route, a jaunt with Archeology Scotland or team up with Rouken Glen’s own rangers to explore the park’s bird life.

Organised as a free event, it is aimed at bringing together people from across East Renfrewshire who enjoy a good trek.

The organisers would love to see more older people going along to the Christmas walk and discover the benefits of joining a walking group for themselves.

On their return all of the participants can partake of a hot drink, have a scone or a mince pie while enjoying some carol singing which will be led by the Uke Players from Neilston.

Walkers are advised to wear suitable, warm clothing and walking boots and, remember to bring binoculars to better see the wildlife.

Transport will be provided for those who need it and registration for each walk will take place at the Gazebo at the park’s main entrance.

Councillor Alan Lafferty, convener for social work and health, said: “Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.

“It’s ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels who want to be more active.”

Registration for each walk will take place at the Gazebo at the main entrance to Rouken Glen Park from 9.30am on Wednesday 9 December. All walks start at 10am.

If you’d like to go along, or would like transport to the event, please get in touch with Sine Delahunt on 0141 577 8436 or 07894 802349 or email sine.delahunt@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk