Activities in the Tweed Valley

What to Do

TweedLove 2014There’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 and an aerial assault course at Go Ape Glentress to walks in the majestic Southern Uplands, scooping a salmon, and hitting the perfect tee shot - the Tweed Valley has it all.  

Hundreds of thousands of 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 very best biking found in North America and Europe – what are you waiting for?

If you’re looking for world-class fishing, the River Tweed will have you leaping out of your waders. And anglers 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 ospreys to the valley.

Walking in the Tweed 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 highlighted when it played host to the Scottish Borders Walking Festival in 2013.

For cyclists, find out first hand why the Tour of Britain held stage 1 in the town of Peebles in 2011 and again in 2013. 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 a road cycling holiday.

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 arts 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.


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