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Whether you're on a roadtrip, weekend away or fancy leaving urban life behind for a while, our high ropes course in Glentress Forest is the perfect place to let loose and have a laugh.


Adventure-seekers will be seventh heaven on our Tree Top Adventure with its jaw-dropping backdrop and hair-raising obstacles. At a dizzying 160ft high and 300 metres long the penultimate Zip Wire at our Scottish adventure in the Borders is both exhilarating and memorable. What are you waiting for? It's a whole new way to experience the Scottish countryside!


Tree Top Adventure

Experienced adrenaline-junkie or aspiring adventurer, this course near Peebles will take 2-3 hours to complete. It's the ultimate test of nerve and balance with optional routes throughout the high ropes course and varying levels of difficulty by crossing. Join us and experience one of the best high ropes courses in Scotland (psst, there's two more, near Glasgow and Aberdeen!)

Take a look at what’s involved:


Baboon (10-15)


Gorilla (16+)


Tree Top Adventure Supervision Ratios 2018

Longest Zip



Highest Platform



Longest Crossing



Total Length




  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure
  • Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.
  • Gloves are a good idea. Bring a pair or buy them at the cabin on the day.
  • forestry commission parking is up to £5 for cars and £20 for coaches. bring some change


  • Enjoy a well-earned drink in the Glentress Peel Café
  • Take a stroll and enjoy stunning views across the Tweed Valley
  • Take on the forest's award-winning mountain bike trails
  • Visit the Tweed Valley Wild Watch centre

Life at Peebles


Built on the hillside within beautiful Glentress Forest, Go Ape Peebles is just one hour away from Edinburgh. Our course makes good use of the incredible valley, with jaw-dropping views, why not experience it from our zip wire over the reservoirs.


Peebles Map
How To Find Us

Go Ape Peebles
Forestry Commission Scotland
Glentress Forest
Falla Brae Car Park
EH45 8NB

By Car
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: All day £5.00, Up to 3 hrs £3.50, Up to 1 hr £2.00, All day Minibus/Coach £20.00

The Go Ape course is approx 500m (10min walk) from the Bike shop and Cafe, up the gentle hill into the forest. There is a car park next to the Go Ape Cabin.

By Bus
The course is approx 500m up the gentle hill following the forest road from the bus stop.

The 62 and 62a buses from Edinburgh to Galashiels both stop right outside the Glentress entrance.

Ask for “Glentress” rather than “Peebles” - The driver is more likely to drop you outside the site, rather than in Peebles. The stop is not in Peebles itself but 3 miles east of Peebles.

Please check out First Group for more information on how to get to Peebles.


Opening Times

Our forest doors at Glentress are open nearly all year around so there's plenty of time to live life adventurously. 

However, we usually close after early December as not only does it get a little chilly we like to give our adventures a little TLC during this time.

To see when you can unleash your inner ape at your preferred Go Ape location please use our orange booking bar to view available booking dates. 

We highly recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment. 

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