A Mountain Biking in Scottish Borders
Glentress is the top visitor attraction in the Scottish Borders, with approximately 50 miles of mountain bike trails for all skill levels. There are 12 miles of walking trails and opportunities for horse riding and orienteering.
Glentress Peel, which opened in Summer 2011, is the gateway to Tweed Valley Forest Park and Glentress Forest. For full details of the facilities at the Peel, including cafe, bike hire, Go Ape! and wildlife viewing.
Glentress Forest is part of Forests of the Scottish Borders. Peebles is the nearest town or village.
Take the A72 east from Peebles for approximately one and a half miles. The entrance is on the left.
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The Private House Stay's Guide
This is a region which is drenched in the blood of countless battles with the English, and its many ruined castles and abbeys bear witness to this. It also has inspired the country's greatest poets and writers such as Robert Burns, John Buchan and Sir Walter Scott. The wildest and most spectacular scenery is to be found in the southern part of the region, but it is along the central valley of the River Tweed, between Peebles in the west and Kelso in the east, where you'll find most of the historic attractions. The hill walking and spa-town atmosphere of Peebles is recommended.