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Glentress Forest - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Glentress Forest, United Kingdom


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About Glentress Forest

The gateway to the Tweed Valley Forest Park and home of a mountain biking centre which is one of the 7stanes mountain bike trails operated throughout southern Scotland by Forestry and Land Scotland. There are so many walking routes and options for tree-top adventure and magnificent views of the Tweed Valley.

Attractions Near Glentress Forest

Leithen Lodge House
Leithen Lodge House3.19km from Glentress Forest

Leithen Lodge in Peeblesshire is a Grade A Listed Building offering country retreats, a corporate venue & self catering short breaks Scotland. It was one of the iocnic attraction for the tourists coming here.

Leithen Water
Leithen Water5.61km from Glentress Forest

This is a tributary of the River Tweed in Scotland,. It rises in the Moorfoot Hills and joins the Tweed near the town of Innerleithen. The river lends its name to the character Sir Edward Leithen in a number of novels by John Buchan. A nice picnic spot and also there are so many options for leisure avtivited here.

Blackhope Scar
Blackhope Scar7.39km from Glentress Forest

Blackhope Scar is a majestic summit in the Moorfoot Hills region or range in Scotland. Blackhope Scar is 651 metres high. A rough, boggy moorland hill, it is usually climbed from the Gladhouse Reservoir and offers fine views from its summit. A good trekking destination and also it offers nice views of this area.

Windlestraw Law
Windlestraw Law8.01km from Glentress Forest

Windlestraw Law is a summit in the Moorfoot Hills region or range in Scotland. It is one of the highest peak of the range, and lies north of the town of Innerleithen. A good trekking destination with large and boggy peak, it is usually climbed from either its western slopes or the longer route from Tweeddale to the south.

Great Polish Map of Scotland
Great Polish Map of Scotland8.17km from Glentress Forest

The Great Polish Map of Scotland” was built over six summers between 1974 and 1979. It was mainly the work of a small group of Poles from the Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Poland, led by the map’s main designer, Dr. Kazimierz Trafas. It is a large physical relief map of Scotland, sculpted in concrete and measuring some 40m by 50m. It stands in the grounds of Barony Castle, Eddleston, once the home of the Murrays of Elibank, and later the Hotel Black Barony.

Moorfoot Hills
Moorfoot Hills8.58km from Glentress Forest

A majestic range of grass covered hills traversing the border between Midlothian and the Scottish Borders Council Area. The range is formed from three similar successions of wackes and siltstones known as the Portpatrick Formation, the Shinnel Formation and 'Gala Unit 2', the first two are sub-units of the Scaur Group, the last a sub-unit of the Gala Group. Parts of the Moorfoot Hills are designated a Special Area of Conservation.

Where is Glentress Forest

Discover More Attractions in Midlothian, Where Glentress Forest Is Located

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Midlothian is a historic county, registration county, lieutenancy area and one of 32 council areas of Scotland used for local government. Midlothian lies in the east-central Lowlands, bordering the City of Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders.