Go Ape - Glentress Forest, Peebles

Go Ape - Glentress Forest, Peebles

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Book tickets and experience one of the best days out in Peebles at Go Ape Glentress Forest

Go Ape Glentress Forest invites you to experience a range of exciting outdoor activities with your family!

From treetop treks to Scotland's highest zip wire, spend a day in Peebles and discover the most thrilling activities against the most beautiful backdrop. Choose your adventure today:

  • Treetop Challenge: The ultimate high ropes experience with a victorious zip wire finale! Suitable for anyone over 1.4m tall and aged at least 10 years old. 
  • Zip Line Experience: Take in two thrilling cross-valley zip lines, reigning as the highest in Scotland! Suitable for anyone over 1.4m tall and aged at least 10 years old. 

Things to do near Glentress Forest, Peebles:

With so many things to do near Glentress Forest, spend the rest of your family day in Peebles when you've finished your Go Ape activities. 

Check out Tweed Valley and take to two wheels to experience the award-winning bike trails. If you'd prefer to keep your feet on the ground, tackle a hiking trail for some well-deserved views. 

Local business Biggar Adventure also offers incredible canoe trips down the River Tweed.

If you're feeling peckish after your fun day out, head to the local eateries found around the area.

Buying as a gift? Lovetovisit Gift Card available here!

Treetop Challenge - Go Ape Glentress Forest

Experience the ultimate high ropes experience at Go Ape Glentress Forest! Suitable for anyone over 1.4m tall and aged at least 10 years old.

Available to 4 May 2025

Zip Line Experience - Go Ape Glentress Forest, Peebles

Visit Go Ape Glentress Forest and enjoy Scotland's longest and highest zip line. Suitable for 10+ and anyone over 1.4m tall.

Available from 29 June 2024 to 19 October 2024
Falla Brae Car Park Glentress Forest,
Peebles EH45 8NB
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How to find us

Address: Forestry Commission Scotland, Glentress Forest, Falla Brae Car Park, Peebles, EH45 8NB

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.

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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.

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

  • Toilets
  • Dog-friendly
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Picnic area
  • Food and drink
  • Parking nearby
  • Play area

Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip off shoes, open toes or heels.

Wear sensible clothes for adventure and please ensure your midriff is covered.

Gloves are a good idea. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.

Go Ape is an excellent wet weather activity! The course remains open in all weathers, except when it is icy, stormy, in high winds or during lightning.

Rain makes the course muddier than usual – which all adds to the fun! Don’t forget to dress for the weather. Sometimes, unfortunately, Go Ape might need to close the course for reasons beyond our control, if this happens you will be given a full refund.

Please ensure you arrive for your Go Ape activity 15 minutes before your session begins. 

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