Glentress Forest, Peebles
Our Highest Zip Wire Over a Magnificent Reservoir near Edinburgh.
Built on the hillside within the beautiful Glentress Forest (part of Tweed Valley Forest Park), our Go Ape Peebleshire adventure makes good use of the valley for some jaw dropping exposure, and features our highest zip wire over the reservoirs in the valley.
If you’re looking for things to do near Edinburgh, extend your day out with us. The small town of Peebles is just 1.5 miles away and has a great High Street with more independent shops than any other town in Scotland for great days out with the family.
Get out and about with us this season
For full details on dates and times simply 'check availability' and you'll see when Glentress Forest is open.
Below is a snapshot of when our forest doors open.
We're open from February to November, but we close our forest doors during December and January (...it gets a little chilly and we like to maintain our adventures so they're all ready to go next year). Open Daily 7th - 24th February. Open weekends in March. Open Daily Easter Holidays. Term Time (closed Wednesday and Thursday). Open Daily Summer Holidays. Term Time (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Open October Half Term (closed Wednesday). Open November Weekends.
Here are our Tree Top Adventure stats for Go Ape Glentress Forest, Peebles.
- Number of sections 5
- Longest Zip Wire 325 metres
- Longest Crossing 13.5m
- Total Length 933m
- Number of Crossings 36
- Highest Point 48m
Go Ape Peebles Forestry Commission Scotland Glentress Forest Falla Brae Car Park Peebles EH45 8NBGet directions
From the west or north, find Peebles using the A72 or the A703 from Edinburgh. If arriving from the south leave the M74 at Junction 15 (Moffat) and take the A701 towards Edinburgh. At Broughton take the B712 on the right which joins the A72 (turn right) and head into Peebles. Then from Peebles follow the A72 towards Galashiels for 1.5 miles and the entrance for Glentress is signposted to the left hand side. Coming from the east take the A72 towards Peebles and just after the village of Cardrona (and MacDonald Hotel) the entrance for Glentress is signposted to the right. Parking at Glentress Forest is £3 a day.
The Go Ape course is approx 500m up the gentle hill from the bus stop.
The 62 and 62a buses from Edinburgh to Galashiels both stop right outside the Glentress entrance.
Please check out First Group for more information on how to get to Peebles.
The course is approx 500m up the gentle hill from the bus stop.
Some nearby places which may be of interest:
Glentress Forest is a Mecca for mountain bikers with green, blue, red and black routes. It is quite possibly the best mountain biking centre in the UK. Route maps are available, as well as bike hire and servicing. To find out more about Britain's finest cycling experience, read reviews on the trails and much more, have a peek at GlentressForest.com Glentress Forest and the wider Tweed Valley, is home to some of the very best mountain biking in the UK. Alpine Bikes are dedicated to helping you get out and enjoy the brilliant variety of trails on offer. They have a fleet of over 130 bikes available for rental, with bikes to suit adults and kids. They also have 2 bike shops in the area with a range of parts, accessories and clothing, plus they do bike servicing too! Take a look at Tweed Valley Bike Hire to get on two wheels. And here's the best bit, you can save 25% on bike hire (Monday-Friday) just by quoting 'Go Ape'. This includes the Adults Hardtail Hire Bike (normally £20 per day) and the Kids Hire Bike (normally £15 per day). You'll just need to take your Go Ape booking confirmation along with you.
7stanes Mountain Bikingis seven mountain biking trail centres spanning the south of Scotland. Trust us, it's epic and worth a look.
RIDELINES guarantee to get the most out of your riding, let you in on great technique secrets and really raise your riding confidence no matter what your skill level. RIDELINES specialise in mountain bike tuition, skills courses, guided rides, mountain bikink kids camps and family days out. Find out more at RIDELINES
With the River Tweed joining two other rivers in the town of Peebles, there are some lovely parks on either side of the banks to enjoy a picnic. Or there's the Glentress Peel Cafe serving teas and coffees, cakes, warm and cold sandwiches and soups. Parking at Glentress Forest is £3 a day.
Like all the best things in life, Go Ape is even better shared – bring your work tribe for a team building day out of the office. In 2012, we’ve created over 700 unforgettable events. We can look after groups of between 15 to 280 and we guarantee you a day out you’ll never forget. Why not contact our Corporate Events Team to get your whole work tribe in the trees. Your day could include our 'classic' tree top adventure, forest segways, mountain biking, a Forest BBQ, welcome drinks and much more. Just give us a call on 0845 643 9314 to find out more and get a quote from the Events Team.
Glentress Forest is cared for by the Forestry Commission. From trails to sustainable timber, and concerts to conservation projects, the Forestry Commission looks after forests and woodlands, for everyone to enjoy. Visit www.forestry.gov.uk to find out more.
Feedback from Glentress Forest, Peebles
Take a look at what some of our tribe have said about their time in the forest. It's always good to hear it straight from the Gorilla's mouth (...and we're proud to say it’s totally unedited!) And why not have a peek at what people are saying about us on Trip Advisor.