The Glentress Trailfairies

Who Are The Glentress Trailfairies?

The Glentress Trailfairies are volunteers who help out with maintenance work on the existing bike trails and hand-build new sections of singletrack at Glentress Forest. The group was established in 2002.

Trailfairies News

Like the Trailfairies at http://www.facebook.com/trailfairies or
Join the Trailfairy Yahoo group and sign up to the mailing list.


Trailbuilding sessions take place on Saturdays from 9am - 1pm, roughly every fortnight.
No pre booking is required, just turn up on the day and say hello, you'll be made very welcome. We meet up at 9am at the toolshed in the Upper Overflow carpark (old Osprey car park) at Glentress.


2015 Dates:

  • Sat 17th Jan; Sat 31st Jan
  • Sat 14th Mar; Sat 28th Mar
  • Sat 11th & 12th Apr; Sat 25th Apr
  • Sat 2nd May; Sat 16th May
  • Sat 18 Jul
  • Sat 1, 15 & 29 Aug
  • Sat 5 & 19 Sep
  • Sat 3, 17 & 31 Oct
  • Sat 14 & 28 Nov
  • Sat 12 Dec

Current Project: Maintenance work on 'B-side', the descent at Glentress the 'fairies built for the World Enduro race at the end of May 2015.

 

Glentress Trailfairies Video

Glentress Trailfairy Trails from moraycuthill on Vimeo.

Who Runs The Group

The Trailfairies is a Forestry Commission Scotland led volunteer group, with sessions normally supervised by one of the Mountainbike Rangers.

For more information please see our FAQ or contact Andy Wardman on 07900 138901 or email andy.wardman@forestry.gsi.gov.uk.

How Old Do I Have To Be

Under 12's - Please bring a parent or guardian to the sessions

Under 18's - Please bring a parent/guardian to the start of your first session to complete the Sign Up form (or even better bring them along to the sessions as well!).

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Facilities

Catering

Glentress Café 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9.30am-4.30pm
Wednesday: Closed

Saturday, Sunday: 9am-5pm

For more information see:

 

Parking

Glentress has several parking options. The trail head is at Glentress Peel visitor centre.    
Buzzards Nest Car Park and Forest Road past Go Ape closed due to weather conditions

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.

 

Toilets

Forest Park Gateway building (toilets, showers & changing) at Glentress Peel:

Open Mon - Fri : 9am - 4.30pm

  Sat & Sun: 9am - 5.00pm

Gateway Facilities will be closed 25th & 26th December, 1st & 2nd January

Showers cost £1 for 5 minutes

Bike Hire

Alpine Bikes
Monday - Friday open 9.30am to 4.30pm;
Saturday & Sunday open 9am - 5pm

Closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day.  Restricted trading hours from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 26th December and 2nd January

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,

Trail Conditions

Glentress - Current at Fri 12th Feb 2016 

 

Trails:   Lower Green mtb Route, Blue mtb Route, Skills Area and Freeride Park all fully open. 

 

Upper Green mtb Route:  closed until Fri 18th Mar 2016 (7 days/week) for tree felling operations.  Janets Brae road (access to/from Peebles) and 'Zoom or Bust' also closed Mon - Fri (open weekends) for duration of works.

 

Red mtb Route: ~80% open. Pennels Vennel closed long term due to windblown trees with diversion from post 37 to 38.  Pie Run & Mushroom Pie shortcut closed 7 days/week until Fri 26th Feb 2016 (for repair work following tree felling operations).  

Black mtb Route: ~95% open. Just Wormhole section closed 7 days/week until Fri 11th Mar 2016 (for repair work following tree felling operations).  Short diversion from post 50 to 51.

 

 

Conditions:  Less wet than of late but puddles in places.  Please take extra care when high winds forecast as this could lead to windblown trees and branches across trails.

 

Diversions: See above

 

More info: Contact 07834 435380
 

 

Innerleithen - Current at Fri 12th Feb 2016

 

Caution!  Part or all of trailhead carpark likely to flood at present.  Please park in Innerleithen town if required.

 

DH Trails: All open.

 

XC Trail:  All open.   

  

Conditions: Less wet than of late but puddles in places.  Please take extra care when high winds forecast as this could lead to windblown trees and branches across trails.

 

Diversions: none. 

 

More Info: Contact 07834 435380

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