Glentress - Wild Watch Centre and Osprey Project

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Glentress - Wild Watch Centre and Osprey Project

Just outside Peebles, Glentress offers superb walking, mountain biking and amazing views of the Tweed Valley.

It’s one of the famous 7stanes mountain biking centres, with award-winning trails that attract riders from all over the UK and beyond. Walking at Glentress is great too, with airy views across the famous River Tweed and a chance to tread in the footsteps of Bronze Age and Iron Age people.

Onsite, the Wild Watch Centre has live feeds from various cameras placed around the forest allowing you to view osprey, pond life, bees and birds.


The Tweed Valley Osprey Project

The Tweed Valley Osprey Project erected a number of artificial nest platforms in safe locations throughout the Tweed Valley Forest Park in the hope that ospreys returning on migration would find the area an attractive place to breed.  Cameras have been placed on the platforms and live footage is sent to the Wild Watch Centre throughout the breeding season. In winter months you can view highlights of the previous year within the centre.


Wildlife at Glentress

Take a walk through on one of the many paths and you may just spot: roe deer, badger, red fox, stoat, red grouse, woodcock, wren, robin, coal tit, mistle thrush, fieldfare, jay, mallard, moorhen, heron, woodpecker, frog, toad and many native wild flowers.


Directions and Facilities

Glentress is just 1 ½ miles (2.4 km) east of Peebles on the A72. The main car park at Glentress Peel is off the entrance drive to the right, next to The Gateway, at grid reference NT 286 397. More trails start from the Buzzard’s Nest car park, higher in the forest at grid reference NT 286 397

Café, bike shop, accommodation and Go Ape on site. Parking charges apply

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Inside the Wild Watch Visitor Centre
Roe Deer