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Just an hour away from Edinburgh, seven forests dot the valley of the River Tweed. There’s a forest for you whether you’re looking for a quiet picnic, a tree-top adventure, a glimpse of the valley’s prehistoric past or some of Britain’s best mountain biking.

Cyclists at Glentress

These are working forests as well as being lovely places to visit: we’ve used their timber to build the distinctive café at Glentress. Famous for its mountain bike routes, the most popular forest in the park also has some wonderful walking trails and an exciting tree-top scramble.

Just above the town of Innerleithen, Caberston offers a climb to one of the many Iron Age hill forts that once commanded the valley’s hills. Trails at Cademuir and Thornielee will get you away from the crowds, leading through woodland full of wildlife, and horse riders will find great long distance routes at Cardrona.

Guide map to Tweed Valley Forest Park (PDF 3.8MB)

Forests to visit

Mountain biker at GlentressGlentress

Award-winning mountain biking and so much more.

Glentress

 

Dog walker at Cardrona ForestCardrona

Beautiful views of Tweed Valley and 2000 years of history.

Cardrona

 

Autumn treetops at CademuirCademuir

Climb through rolling hillside forest for glorious valley views.

Cademuir

 

Downhill mountain biker at InnerleithenInnerleithen

The best downhill and enduro mountain-biking in the area.

Innerleithen

 

Small cones on a tree branchGlenkinnon

A riverside trail through protected, ancient woodland.

Glenkinnon

 

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