Many happy times spent in the Rouken Glen as a wee laddy.
My Gran lived just down from the park in Woodfarm and would take me and my brother n sister up there to cool our heals.
Rowing boats could be hired and also a pleasure cruiser would take people round the pond.
Rouken glen pond 1910
Such a lovely park with it's tranquil walks and river running through.
The water fall make a tremendous noise due to it's staggered design.
Rouken Glen Waterfall. [i]1904
On the riverside walkway I've always noticed the remains of an old building with iron cogs adjoined, and wondered what it was there for, my thinking on this was that the river was two shallow to turn a wheel used for the production of anything so my thoughts were that the "mill" belonged to fairy folk and with them being small n that, couldn't handle a "full sized" mill.
Alas all is revealed.
Sorry but I cant add more other than, my recolection of the bamboo maze was of being a thicket.
On an outing there last year I was disapointed to find a family of ner-do-wells having a BBQ down by the river, the lanky peely wallie sons were taking a dook in the river and faethir was spoiling the piece with his constant shouting for "Kimburly" to "leave the dug alone".
I thought I sent that family to it's death up "The Cobbler" 7 years ago, but thats another story, it involves me, a friend, a hungry famely and a supposed Burger van atop the mountain.