Tweed Valley Forest Park
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.
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.
Forests to visit
Walk through history and see if you can spot prehistoric hunters, Roman soldiers and Celtic storytellers.
A charming forest on the outskirts of Peebles, with beautiful trails through a woodland full of birds.