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Mountain Biking

Some of the UK’s best trails are right here in the Tweed Valley. Glentress Centre is the No.1 tourist attraction in the Scottish Borders and is often quoted as being the best mountain biking centre in the UK. Together with the famous Red Bull Downhill at Innerleithen, they form part of the 7stanes trails.

What are the 7stanes? The 7stanes are a series of mountain bike centres in Forestry Commission Scotland forests in the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway: Glentress & Innerleithen, Newcastleton, Glentrool, Mabie, Ae, Dalbeattie and Kirroughtree. There are 400km of all-weather trail – more than enough for a week’s holiday in the South of Scotland!

Whether you’ve ridden everywhere or nowhere, 7stanes has something for you. Expert or complete beginner? – the 7stanes has trails for all abilities, in all styles from sweet flowing singletrack to monster berms and jumps. Ride them all this year and decide which is your favourite. Get up to the minute news here on the Glentress 7 Stanes BLOG.

Energy top-ups are available at
The Hub in the Forest Cafe. The "Hubba Bubba" and the carrot cake are not to be missed.
Golfing photo


The award winning Cardrona Golf Course is on the doorstep, with further nearby courses in Peebles and Innerleithen. “Freedom of the Fairways” is a passport to the golf courses of the Scottish Borders. With 21 highly rated golf courses to play, you are spoilt for choice.

Further information on Cardrona Golf Course can be found at MacDonald Hotels.
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The River Tweed is 98 miles long, is the second longest river in Scotland and is one of the most famous Atlantic Salmon rivers in the World. Fishing in the Tweed Valley is almost year long, with the season running from February until end November. The River Tweed also has an enviable stock of sea trout, wild trout and grayling.

Further information is available from Fish Tweed. The apartment is only 300 metres from the river.

Nesting Osprey

Osprey Watching

Forestry Commission Scotland has 6 sites for viewing osprey nests. Two of these osprey watch centres are located in the Tweed Valley at Kailzie Gardens and Glentress Forest. Both sites are conveniently located within 5 mins from the apartment.

The osprey watch centres at Kailzie and Glentress are open from 10.00am to 5.00pm daily. For live feeds to the nests
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Access to the 212 mile Southern Upland Way is only one mile away at Traquair. The Border hills and forests offer a variety of walks, so if it’s a half hour stroll or a challenging trek you are looking for, Tweed Valley has it covered.

Horse Riding

Available 1 mile down the road at Kailzie Equestrian Centre or Peebles Hydro Stables.

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