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What to Do
There’s so much going on in the Tweed Valley your biggest challenge will not be what to do but where to start! From high octane adventure on some of Scotland’s best mountain biking trails, to walks in the majestic southern uplands, scooping a salmon or hitting the perfect tee shot - the Tweed Valley has it all.
Four hundred thousand mountain biking visitors each year can’t be wrong! With something for everyone, Glentress and Innerleithen (part of the world class 7stanes mtb initiative) offer a range of cross-country and downhill mountain bike trails for every ability, and with a reputation to rival the biking found in Northern America and Europe – what are you waiting for?
If you’re looking for world class Salmon fishing the River Tweed will have you leaping out of your waders, and with year round trout fishing too the Tweed Valley really is a fisherman’s paradise. Fishermen and women aren’t the only fans of the Tweed - two viewing centres in Glentress and Kailzie ensure front rows seats for the unmissable annual return of our feathered friends - the Ospreys - to the Valley.
Strap on your hiking boots, enjoy a woodland walk, a riverside stroll, or take on the mighty challenge of the Southern Upland Way – the Tweed Valley’s importance as a walking destination was underpinned when it played host to the Scottish Borders Walking Festival in 2010.
For cyclists, find out first hand why the Tour of Britain is holding stage 1 in the town of Peebles in 2011. The Tweed Valley is simply outstanding for recreational or road cycling, with an abundance of quiet, good quality roads it makes the perfect destination for road cycling holidays in Scotland. And if you're still wondering what to do with your day out, Zorbing hopes to be rolling into town soon!!
I think by now you’re getting the picture – there’s a whole lot to do in the Tweed Valley. But if you’re idea of fun and relaxation is to just soak up the surroundings, there’s no shortage of incredible vistas, heritage and history. You’ll find castles and country houses bequeathed from a turbulent past; festivals, gardens and crafts galore. And where better to sample the finest local produce than in Scotland’s larder – dark ales from the brewery, mouth-watering feasts in award winning restaurants, and the best coffee around served up in friendly cafes.
And if you'd like just a little glimpse of what we have to offer, have a look at this coverage of Tweed Valley from the air. Starting with Traquair House, this aerial footage gives you a birds eye view of the Valley and the majestic hills before swooping down to the town of Galashiels.