Skills Area

Grade: Green – Easy
Distance: 1.5Km
Singletrack: 90%
Best to park at: Buzzards Nest car park – the trail is around a 300m pedal from here.

Glentress’ Skills Area is green graded and a must for anyone who is new to the sport of mountain biking. It’s a user-friendly introduction, featuring classic “bite size” singletrack trails, and offers a simple, safe and not-too-long loop on which to build confidence and practice riding skills. While the loop is especially popular with young riders and novices, it’s an ideal place to improve your skill, whatever your level, and includes some of the features you’ll find on the more testing and challenging blue-, red- and black-graded trails. The more advanced features are all optional, you can ride around them! You can then have a look at the various features in turn, useful if you are not quite sure what level you are at.

Green Loop

There are 2 Green graded loops at Glentress both starting at different locations in the forest.

Green : Lower Loop

Grade: Green – Easy
Distance: 3.5Km
Singletrack: 30%
Best to park at: Glentress Peel Visitor Centre carpark
Estimated Time To Ride The Route: 30 mins – 1 hr

This Route starts and finishes at the Glentress Peel Visitor Centre and provides a great introduction to mountain biking right from the trailhead where the café and bike hire is located.

Green : Upper Loop

Grade: Green – Easy
Distance: 4.5Km
Singletrack: 60%
Best to park at: Buzzards Nest carpark
Estimated Time To Ride The Route: 30 mins – 1 hr

The upper Glentress Green Route (from the Buzzards Nest car park) is a fabulous trail. It provides some stunning views of Peebles, the Tweed Valley and the surrounding hills. Although fairly short this route is on purpose-built green grade singletrack trail.