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Glentress Forest, Peebles

Bring your head for heights and a love for speed, this Go Ape course in Glentress Forest is definitely one for the adventure seekers. The dramatic Scottish scenery is the perfect backdrop to this dramatically challenging course with a 325-metre-long zip wire across a valley that's a whopping 160ft high! See the adventure unfurl while you traverse the huge Douglas fir trees and zip over the mountain bike trails and open water.
 

go ape adventures at glentress forest

BRING THE WHOLE TRIBE

The gateway to the Tweed Valley Forest Park, you’ll find Glentress Forest an hour's drive south of Edinburgh. It’s a mecca for mountain bikers who flock to the award-winning trails. Based on the side of a hill, the dramatic views, which change with the seasons, are more than worth the climb.

There are over 50-miles of purpose-built mountain bike trails at Glentress. Some of the best trails in the country include Green, Blue, Red or Black graded trails, as well as a magnificent multi-graded free-ride area. Bring your bikes or there’s bike hire available.

It’s not just mountain biking the area is renowned for. Take to the walking trails and explore this beautiful part of the country which offers varied wildlife and a rich history. There are five fantastic walking trails of varying levels of difficulty plus options for horse-riding and orienteering.

Head over to the Wild Watch Centre which has live feeds from various cameras placed around the forest allowing you to view osprey, pond life, bees and birds. In need of refuelling? The Glentress Peel Café serves delicious snacks and refreshments.

Location Overview

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  • Dogs welcome

  • Parking

  • Bike hire

  • Cycle trails

  • Food and drink

  • Walking routes

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

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Know Before You Go

  • 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. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.
  • Go Ape Glentress Forest operates as a cashless site, only cards payments can be accepted.

Make A Day of It

  • Bring or hire bikes and try one of the award-winning mountain bike trails.  
  • Head over to the Tweed Valley Wild Watch Centre.
  • Bring your trainers or walking boots and explore the beautiful landscape.
  • Treat yourself to some delicious refreshments in the Glentress Peel Café.
  • Great course capable of challenging all abilities. Lovely, friendly staff. Would recommend and return again.

    Christopher Forster

  • My partner aged 71 and my grandchildren ages 17 16 and 13 all completed the course and had a wonderful day. The instructors Ian and Claire were very pleasant and most helpful. Will be back again next spring with my sons too.

    Marilyn Wallace

  • great fun for young and old-ish!

    Ruth Lynn

  • Very good fun, good instructors and very helpful and the course was great

    Stephen Smith

  • Great time there with my son. The guys there couldn't have been any better. Will be back.

    William Johnston

  • My godchildren aged 18 and 12 did the course and loved it all. I found the staff who managed the day really helpful in everything and would recommend this as a great experience for children as well as adults.

    Ruth