Glentress Masterplan - further information and resources
The map below shows the area of the Masterplan works at Glentress, with key areas highlighted in green.
A multi-user pathway network will give easy access for all visitors into new parts of the forest. The path features new bridges and links up with the existing Ponds Path.
Next to the Glentress Peel hub there will be a new trailhead. The exact location and design of the trailhead will be confirmed as the project progresses and the trail designers firm up the trail routes.
Also adjacent to the Glentress Peel hub will be a new Skills Park, along with entry to the new trail network. You can read more about this below.
We’re also creating more car parking capacity, with new link paths, and signage and waymarking will also be improved.
New taster trails, the multi-user path loop and Skills Park
The new multi-user path and the Skills Park will be adjacent to the Glentress Peel. The image below highlights some of the key features being built in this area.
At point 1 is the new Skills Park.
The multi-user path loop leads from the Skills Park. Blue, red and black taster mountain biking trails will pass beneath the path via track culverts (point 2 on the map). See ‘bridges and crossings’, below for more details.
At point 3, a combined Red/Black mountain biking trail will cross over the multi-user path on a feature bridge. There will also be a combined Green/Blue mountain biking trail landing near the multi-user path (point 4 on the map).
Point 5 shows a return, ‘wind down’ mountain biking trail which will divert traffic away from the steepest and busiest part of the multi-user path.
The new trailhead will be located beside the Glentress Peel hub (point 6). The design of the trailhead will be confirmed as the project progresses and the trail builders confirm the trail routes.
Bridges and Crossings
We’re planning to provide new crossover/under spaces on the trails. The example below shows the planned three-pipe bridge where the mountain biking trails pass underneath the multi-purpose path.
Image 1 – the side-on view of the multi-purpose path with three track crossings underneath.
Image 2. The plan view of the multi-purpose path with track crossings underneath.
For general enquiries about the Masterplan, please contact the South Region office in the first instance.
Phone: 0300 067 6900 (option 1)
For specific enquiries relating to the delivery of the project, please contact Paul Andrews-Garth, the Project Manager.