Tweed Valley Forest Park

Forests & Woodlands

    The Tweed Valley Forest Park is situated in the Scottish Borders, less than an hour’s drive south of Edinburgh.

    Tweed Valley Forest Park was established in 2004 and is arguably Scotland's most popular and visited forest. It includes a number of recreation activities and memorable days in Scotland's great outdoors.

    Located amidst stunning Borders scenery, Tweed Valley Forest Park includes seven forests: Caberston, Cademuir, Cardrona, Glentress, Thornielee, Traquair (Innerleithen) and Yair. There's a great selection of waymarked walking routes, horse-riding trails, wildlife watching opportunities and lots of other points of interest for visitors coming to this lovely part of southern Scotland.

    It's here you will also find renowned mountain biking centres, most notably 7stanes Glentress, which offers around 50 miles of trails with something for all abilities and 7stanes Innerleithen, with its challenging cross-country and downhill trails.

    This forest is ideal for taking a relaxing stroll. Those who enjoy wildlife should head to the Glentress Peel Wild Watch centre, where between April and September you can see live remote images of Ospreys and other local wildlife.


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome


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    • Rural Location


    • Communal Changing Facilities
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    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking charges apply

    Road Directions

    From Edinburgh - take the A702 from Lothianburn junction on the Edinburgh City Bypass, then the A703 and A701. Just before Penicuik take the B7026/A6094 and rejoin the A703 at Leadburn, for Peebles. From Peebles head 1½ miles east on A72. Glentress Peel is on the left.

    From the South - for A68, follow signs for Melrose/Galashiels. At Galashiels, follow A72 through Walkerburn and Innerleithen - Glentress Peel is 4.5 miles past Innerleithen on the right.

    For the A7, follow signs for Selkirk, take the A707/A72 for 19 miles to Glentress, (located 4.5 miles past Innerleithen on the right).

    From the West - head north east along the A702. After Biggar, take the A72 to Peebles. From Peebles, head east 1½ miles; Glentress Peel is on the left.

    The postcode for Glentress Peel is EH45 8NB.

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