Glentress & Innerleithen Overview
Glentress and Innerleithen
Situated in the Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders, Glentress and Innerleithen have a massive reputation for providing some of the best mountain biking in the UK.
Glentress is probably the best biking centre in Britain having won several acclaimed awards. Apart from a buzzing atmosphere it has brilliant trails of all grades, it has a brand new state of the art £8.5m visitor centre with the following facilities:
• Car parks and bike wash
• Peel Gateway Building: Information, Toilets, Showers & Changing (open 9am – 5pm daily) ; Wild Watch Room (open 10am – 4pm daily)
• Glentress Peel Bikes operated by Alpine Bikes. Bike Shop and Bike Hire (open 9.30am - 4.30pm Mon - Fri, 9am - 5.00pm Sat & Sun).
• Glentress Peel Café (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10am-4.30pm, Wednesday: closed, Friday: 10am-5pm, Saturday: 9.30am-5.30pm, Sunday: 9.30am-5pm)
Innerleithen, situated just a few miles south east of Glentress is the preserve of the more experienced rider. Deemed as providing awesome downhill and freeride trails, as well as a cracking red-graded XC route.
You will find details of the trails and facilities on offer at both sites below:
At Buzzards Nest car park you will find the Skill Area, offering green, blue, red and black graded trails to help you choose the right trail for you.
The Green Routes offer real mountain biking, but with none of the scarier steeper climbs and descents found on harder trails.
With some marvellous singletrack the Blue Route is a great trail for riders with some experience and a good level of fitness.
The Red Route boasts some fine singletrack climbs as well as massive, fast, fun, flowing decents, with jumps and berms. Home to the infamous Spooky Wood descent.
The Black Route is a truly epic ride. Long challenging singletrack climbs combine with equally long and testing singletrack.
Packed full of advanced features, the Freeride Park is ideal for riders looking to push their skill levels or learn new tricks. There are four main trails all graded Orange-Bike Park.
Innerleithen is regarded as providing some of the best UK downhill routes.
Four main waymarked routes offer a great range of riding, from super-steep, tight natural trails that weave tightly down through the trees, to wide open, fast, jumpy, bermy, freeride-type trails. All are graded Orange bike park.
The red-graded Innerleithen XC Route is a superb trail with plenty of climbing with stunning descents. Enjoy fast flowing singletrack packed full of jumps, rock features and berms.