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A location in the extreme north of South Lanarkshire, effectively in Glasgow, Cuningar represents an area of low-lying land within a meander of the River Clyde, between Dalmarnock and Parkhead, but on the south bank of the river. This sharp bend is known as the Cuningar Loop. In the 19th C., a reservoir and other facilities associated with the Glasgow Waterworks were built here, although these are now gone. Cuningar Loop Woodland Park was developed as part of the legacy of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014. The Camlachie Burn enters the Clyde on the north bank of the Cuningar Loop.

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