All paths lead to Strathclyde Park

New walking and cycling map and app

Strathclyde Park walking and cycling map and app

A new map showing 13 walks and cycling routes to and from Strathclyde Country Park has been launched by North and South Lanarkshire Councils.

It gives directions, distances, historical points and places of interest for each route, all of which lead to the park.

The walks start from locations across Lanarkshire, including Hamilton, Bellshill, Chatelherault, North Motherwell, Barons Haugh, Uddingston and East Kilbride.

A mobile phone app also supports the map and is available in both Apple and Google play stores by searching WALKCYCLE4AIR or walking cycling Lanarkshire.

To celebrate the launch of the map and app, pupils from local schools, community groups and elected members walked and cycled some of the routes before meeting at Strathclyde Park.

"With the summer holidays ahead, this new map and phone app offers plenty of ideas for interesting walks and cycle routes," said Councillor Michael McPake, Convener of the Environment and Transportation Committee at North Lanarkshire Council.

"Many of the walks link with local train stations, bus stops and other cycle routes, allowing people to leave the car at home and still connect to other areas of Lanarkshire.

"The routes will suit walkers and cyclist of different abilities and allow people to visit many of the attractions Lanarkshire has to offer. When you arrive at Strathclyde Park, there are play parks, paths, wildlife, watersports and a café for everyone to enjoy."

Schools taking part in the launch event were: St Bernadette's and Ladywell Primary Schools, Motherwell; Bellshill Academy; and St Mary's Primary in Hamilton. Bellshill Youth Experience and staff from the councils and South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture also took part.

Copies of the map are available from the Watersports Centre at Strathclyde Park, local libraries and council buildings.

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