Go Ape Glentress Forest

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The gateway to the Tweed Valley Forest Park and home to a high-ropes hidden giant. Boasting some of the longest and highest zip wires in Scotland, Go Ape Glentress Forest is in a league of its own. It's an hour's drive south of Edinburgh and you can find the location in the Scottish Borders next to the town of Peebles. The Treetop Challenge is a 2-3 hour experience and is a great outdoor activity for friends and older families alike. Scramble up rope ladders, tackle tree top obstacles and fly down super-speedy ziplines. Additional facilities at Glentress also include the 200-seat Cafe, Glentress Peel bikes and a Wild Watch centre. Why not make a day of it?

Where is Go Ape Glentress Forest located?

Go Ape Glentress Forest is nestled in the picturesque Glentress Forest near Peebles in the Scottish Borders, just an hour's drive from Edinburgh.

Details on what activities are available at Go Ape Glentress Forest?

The Treetop Challenge, an amazing 2-3 hour high ropes experience with rope ladders, treetop hurdles, and super-fast zip lines, is available at Go Ape Glentress Forest. A 325-meter-long zip wire across a 160-foot-high valley provides breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery. The location also has bike racks and bike rentals, making it a multipurpose outdoor activity option.

Things to do in the local area?

In the surrounding region, you may visit the gorgeous Glentress Forest, which features mountain bike routes, strolling walks, and open water. For more adventurous adventures, the venue also provides bike rental. Visit the quaint cafes and shops in nearby Peebles, and enjoy scenic hikes or riding in the Tweed Valley Forest Park.

Facilities & information

Features and facilities

Dog friendly


Child friendly

Woodland walks

Public parking nearby (charge)


Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Parking Available




Extra info

Price Details: Treetop Challenge - £36 Zip Line experience - £25

Arrival information & directions

Address: Falla Brae Car Park Glentress Forest, Peebles, Tweeddale, PeeblesEH45 8NB, United Kingdom

By car:

From the west or north

You can get to Peebles using the A72 or the A703 from Edinburgh. 

From the South

Leave the M74 at Junction 15 (Moffat) and take the A701 towards Edinburgh. At Broughton, take the B712 on the right, which joins the A72 (turn right) and head into Peebles. 

Then from Peebles, follow the A72 towards Galashiels for 1.5 miles, and the entrance for Glentress is signposted to the left-hand side. 

From the east

Take the A72 towards Peebles. After the village of Cardrona (and MacDonald Hotel), the entrance for Glentress is signposted to the right.


There is a car park next to the Go Ape Cabin. Forestry Scotland manages the car park, visitors can pay for their parking using the RingGo phone app. Visitors can download the RingGo app in advance of their visit to make it easier on the day. Please note you may not get a phone signal in the forest car park and the cabin doesn't have internet.

Costs are as follows:


  • £3 for up to 1 hour
  • £4 for up to 3 hours
  • £6 for all-day

Blue Badge holders park for free


£24 all-day 

The Go Ape course is approx 500m (a 10-minute walk) from the bike shop and cafe, up a gentle hill into the forest. 

 By bus:

 The 62 and 62a buses from Edinburgh to Galashiels both stop right outside the Glentress entrance.

Ask for “Glentress” rather than “Peebles”.The driver is more likely to drop you outside the site, rather than in Peebles. The stop is not in Peebles itself but three miles east of Peebles.

The course is approx 500m up a gentle hill, following the forest road from the bus stop.


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