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Glentress Forest, Peebles

Go Ape Glentress Forest, Peebles is now closed until Spring 2022

Thank you to all of our tribe of customers who made 2021 our best year of adventure yet. If you want to go on a Go Ape adventure before we reopen, fear not, Go Ape Dalkeith Edinburgh's forest doors are open along with over 25 locations across the UK. 

See you soon!

Love and bananas,
Go Ape Peebles
 

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 fun, good price. We were late and the employee put us into the next slot. Very much appreciated .

    Siobhan

  • 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

  • Great day out!

    Mark McConville

  • We really enjoyed the GoApe experience and couldn't fault it. They did a good training session and let you get on with it. If anything, I was a little surprised how much free reign you had. However, I guess that's down to the fact that you've signed the disclaimer. If ever you needed help though you had a whistle to blow. Would thoroughly recommend the experience. 😀

    Michael Smith

  • Friendly staff, beautiful day and the best fun.

    Marion Drummond

  • Excellent, staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful!

    Steven