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Glentress Forest, Peebles

Welcome to the home of the highest zip wire in Scotland.

Tucked away in the picturesque Glentress Forest, this hidden gem boasts an adrenaline-filled activity set against some of Scotland's most stunning scenery. The perfect backdrop to this dramatically challenging Go Ape Peebles 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 open water and mountain bike trails. Go Ape Peebles has bike racks available at the cabin, or take advantage of the bike hire available.

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Be prepared to step out of your comfort zone! Great, scary fun!
The zip lines at the end were EPIC!
Well worth a visit.

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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Outdoor adventures in Glentress Forest

Site Manager Stew's Guide on things to do in Peebles 

What do customers love most about your Go Ape?
THE HIGH ZIPS! We have the highest zipline in Scotland and the biggest at Go Ape too. The course winds through the forest culminating in the giant zip slides. You will zip out of the trees and into the open with views across the Tweed Valley. It really is an incredible sight to behold, even on a 'bad weather day'.

But more than just the course, our forest is magnificent. We have a family of red squirrels and the ospreys who return to nest every year. Glentress Forest is a hidden gem, and you'll fall in love with it straight away.

Can spectators watch?

Absolutely. Non-participants are more than welcome to watch from the forest floor, and they can follow their group round and bring dogs too.

How would you recommend people prepare for their visit to Go Ape Peebles?

First and foremost, you should wear sensible clothes that you don't mind getting muddy.

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 buy them at the cabin on the day.

The Go Ape cabin only accepts card payments, while the Forestry Scotland car park only accepts cash

Outdoor Activities in Peebles

What are your recommendations for making a day of it at Go Ape Peebles?

There are so many outdoor activities to do in Peebels! The Tweed Valley has award-winning bike trails, and you can hire a bike from Alpine Bikes. There are lots of hiking trails and places for a well-earned picnic after tackling Go Ape.

Local business Biggar Adventure offers incredible canoe trips down the River Tweed. 

Peebles has plenty of local pubs and cafes, likewise Innerleithen with a bike path that follows the Tweed river linking Peebles, Glentress and Innerleithen. 

It also has some great parks and river walks for kids too.

Things To Do In Peebles


"My boyfriend & I had the best first experience at Go Ape. The staff were amazing, so friendly & helpful. The safety briefing was very informative & the course was just amazing. I enjoyed every single minute, well worth the money & I’d recommended to anyone. I’ll definitely be back!"

Source: Post-adventure customer survey. September 2021

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