We want to make 2019 the year we clean up Seven Lochs. Find out how to get involved in the Seven Lochs Spring Clean 2019 below.
We're also running the Seven Lochs Cycle Challenge with a series of bike events at Hogganfield Park.
Spring is sprung - and summer birds like swallow, chiffchaff and sand martin are returning to Seven Lochs after a long flight from Africa and southern Europe. Primrose and bluebell are in flower, and the first bees and butterflies of the year will be out and about on warm, sunny days. We've just launched our new programme of Spring-Summer events 2019 [1011kb], so its a great time to visit the park and get involved.
Let's Clean Up Seven Lochs!
While much of the Seven Lochs area is well cared for there are parts of the park that suffer significant problems with litter and fly tipping. In the last month alone we have removed 12 truckloads of dumped material from the park - including building waste, fridges and tyres.
This year we're joining the Clean Up Scotland national Spring Clean 2019 campaign to take action on litter and fly tipping. We'll work with Keep Scotland Beautiful, Glasgow City and North Lanarkshire councils, Forestry and Land Scotland - as well as local schools, community groups and businesses - to run a series of clean up activities across the park. This will lead up to a week of action from the 25th to 31st May to clean up the Seven Lochs Trail as part of the Clean Up Scotland tourism week.
Clean-up dates are:
These are all drop in events - so everyone is welcome to come along and help out. Gloves, litter pickers and bags will be provided. Get in touch on email@example.com to find out more.
Can you help organise a clean up in your local area? Any clean up events registered with Keep Scotland Beautiful in April and May are entitled to free treats or vouchers from their local Greggs stores! Find out how to organise and register an event here. Or get in touch with us and we will work with you to register the event and support you on the day.
We also want people living in and around the park to report problems with litter and fly tipping so that we can work with councils and others to take action. You can report fly tipping using the links below:
Let's make 2019 the year that we work together to clean up Seven Lochs!
Let's get On Bikes
As part of the Glasgow Cycle Challenge we've teamed up with On Bikes and Freewheel North for a series of bike days at Hogganfield Park.
Sat 4th May - Led rides, kids cycle training, free bike checks and pedal powered fruit smoothies! Drop in from 11am to 3pm.
Sun 5th May - Guided rides along the Seven Lochs trail - with free bike hire if required. Rides will leave at 10.30 and 11am and will last approx. 2hrs. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Sat 11th May - Free bike checks, kids cycle training and fun, accessible bikes for all. Drop in 11am to 3pm.
Every mile cycled will count towards the Glasgow Cycle Challenge 'round the world' challenge.
The Glasgow Cycle Challenge is supported by the Sustrans Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Initiative. For more information, or to book a place on our guided rides, please get in touch with us at email@example.com