Glentress Forest Lodges, Linnburn FarmEshielsPeeblesThe Scottish Borders, EH45 8NA, GB 07840 283 227
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    The area around Glentress is an ideal area for walking, with rolling hills rising either side of the River Tweed and extensive areas of woodland. The walks include much of historical and natural interest and further information is available from the Tourist Information Centre in Peebles or from local bookshops and other outlets.

    Walkers of all abilities can enjoy the routes described, which range from level parkland walks along the Tweed to slightly more strenuous hill walks such as Cademuir. None of the walks demand more than a normal walking ability. The paths are generally easy to follow, and if you glance at the summaries you will see distances and the more important terrain variations clearly marked. Remember several of the summits are over 800 metres and you should be properly equipped even in summer; apart from sensible clothing you should carry map and compass and know how to use them. The area is covered by OS Landranger sheet 72OS Landranger sheet 73 .

    Miles of varied and sheltered walking are provided on Forestry Commission land at Glentress. There are marked trails, described in helpful leaflets which can be obtained on site, at the Tourist Information Centre in Peebles or from the Forest Enterprise display at Glentress.

    For those who would like something more adventurous, the Southern Upland Way passes through the Tweed Valley on its 212 mile coast-to-coast course from Portpatrick in Dumfries and Galloway to Cockburnspath in the East. More information about this challenging walk can be found at

    Download a copy of the highly informative 'Walks Around Peebles' booklet here (Adobe Reader software required).