Monday - Friday: 9.30am-5pm
For more information see:
Glentress has several parking options. The trail head is at Glentress Peel visitor centre.
Car Parking Charges:
£2 for 1 hour – perfect if you’re stopping off for some food and refreshments in the café.
£5 per day (or £3.50 for 3 hours). This applies to all car parks at this location – Glentress Peel (over 100 spaces), Falla Brae, Buzzards Nest and our two overflow car parks.
You can pay car park charges by credit or debit card (with chip and pin) in the two Glentress Peel car parks and the Buzzard's Nest car park. If you prefer to pay by cash the machines accept all denomination coins but do not accept notes.
Forest Park Gateway building (toilets, showers & changing) at Glentress Peel:
Open Sun - Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat - 9am - 5.30pm
Showers cost £1 for 5 minutes
Monday - Friday open 9.30am to 6pm;
Saturday & Sunday open 9am - 6pm
Advanced booking is recommended. Phone 01721 724522 for bookings and further information.
Bike hire is also available in Peebles and in Innerleithen.
Glentress Mountain Bike Trail Centre, http://www.ibikeride.com/scotland/1586-glentress-mountain-bike-trail-centre, 38,
Glentress - Current at 22nd May 2015
Trails: All open except: one section of Red MTB Route (Pennels Vennel) closed long term due to windblown trees. Diversion in place.
On Sat 23rd May due to Glentress Seven event:
- Lower Green Route closed and part of Essentials Freeride closed
- Blue mtb Route largely open as normal but singletrack climb from trailhead to Buz Nest car park (Dougie Bank & Cardie Hill) closed with diversion up forest road.
- Red mtb Route - moderately affected. Dougie Bank & Cardie Hill climbs closed with diversion. Magic Mushroom, Tourist Trap and Sair Fecht closed with diversion at post 51/52 back to trailhead.
- Black mtb Route - moderately affected. Dougie Bank & Cardie Hill climbs closed with diversion. Soor Plooms closed with diversion at post 104 to post 60 (Goat Track entry). Magic Mushroom, Tourist Trap & Sair Fecht closed with diversion at post 94 back to trailhead.
Advance note: For World Enduro (Thu 28th May - Mon 1st Jun) nearly half of Red mtb Route will be closed, reducing overall distance to ~11km (sections closed will be Spookywood, Pie Run, Matrix, Lombard St). Blue mtb Route will be all open except for Betty Blue loop and Black mtb Route will be open except for Redemption Climb (upper half), Ewok Village, Double X, Bitch & Wormhole. Diversions will be in place.
Diversions: Red MTB Route diverted at post 37 (Pennels Vennel entry), rejoins Route at post 38 (Spookywood Climb entry). See also above.
More info: Contact 07834 435380
Innerleithen - Current at 22nd May 2015
DH Trails: All open.
XC Trail: All open.
Note: For World Enduro event (Wed 27th May - Sat 30th Jun) all DH trails will be closed but most of XC Trail will be open as normal (only Plora Craig/Razor Rock closed with a short diversion from post 34 to nr post 36).
Diversions: Short temporary diversion on XC Trail at the very end of the Lead Mine Climb and for first 100m of Clattering Path (post 18) due to storm damaged trees.
More Info: Contact 07834 435380
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