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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.

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.
  • Fantastic hard work and not for the sqeamish but great fun loved every minute

    Jean Gillies

  • My son (12) and I (44) spent had an amazing afternoon at Glentress yesterday. The instructor (Caitlin)was v helpful and kept a watchful eye on us as we got to grips with each level. I was impressed she learnt everyone’s name. The Tarzan ropes were a challenge and the zip lines the highlight. We Will never forget that journey through the forest. Thank you

    Kirsty Lonergan

  • Great staff, fun day out and they even refunded one of our party who was unable to participate on the day.

    jill thomson

  • Wow... where do I start!! What an amazing day out for my partners birthday. We stayed at the MacDonald Cardrona Hotel and knew we needed to try this out. Easy drive to the venue and we were greeted nicely with big smiles and with ease. Caitlin, our instructor was simply fantastic and made us feel so welcome and settled our nerves. She is great at her job and has made us want to come back straight away. The whole experience is breathtaking and so much fun. The whole time we were laughing and smiling from ear to ear. Thank you to the team at Peebles!

    Ellie

  • It was A-mazzzing! So much fun , my partner and I had a really fun day! Staff were lovely and I would recommend wholeheartedly.

    Sara

  • Great fun for all ages!

    Aimee Mason