The Glentress Trailfairies

Who Are The Glentress Trailfairies?

The Glentress Trailfairies are volunteers who help out with maintenance work on the existing bike trails and hand-build new sections of singletrack at Glentress Forest. The group was established in 2002.

Trailfairies News

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Trailbuilding sessions take place on Saturdays from 9am - 1pm, roughly every fortnight.
No pre booking is required, just turn up on the day and say hello, you'll be made very welcome. We meet up at 9am at the toolshed in the Upper Overflow carpark (old Osprey car park) at Glentress.


2015 Dates:

  • Sat 17th Jan; Sat 31st Jan
  • Sat 14th Mar; Sat 28th Mar
  • Sat 11th & 12th Apr; Sat 25th Apr
  • Sat 2nd May; Sat 16th May
  • Dates for Jun - Dec coming soon

Current Project: building a new 1.2km handcut descent at Glentress for the upcoming World Enduro Series event (27th - 31st May 2015, Tweed Valley).

 

Glentress Trailfairies Video

Glentress Trailfairy Trails from moraycuthill on Vimeo.

Who Runs The Group

The Trailfairies is a Forestry Commission Scotland led volunteer group, with sessions normally supervised by one of the Mountainbike Rangers.

For more information please see our FAQ or contact Andy Wardman on 07900 138901 or email andy.wardman@forestry.gsi.gov.uk.

How Old Do I Have To Be

Under 12's - Please bring a parent or guardian to the sessions

Under 18's - Please bring a parent/guardian to the start of your first session to complete the Sign Up form (or even better bring them along to the sessions as well!).

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Facilities

Catering

Glentress Café 

Monday - Friday: 9.30am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-5.30pm
Sunday: 9am-5pm

For more information see:

 

Parking

Glentress has several parking options. The trail head is at Glentress Peel visitor centre. 
 

Car Parking Charges:

 £2 for 1 hour perfect if you’re stopping off for some food and refreshments in the café.
 £5 per day (or £3.50 for 3 hours). This applies to all car parks at this location Glentress Peel (over 100 spaces), Falla Brae, Buzzards Nest and our two overflow car parks.
You can pay car park charges by credit or debit card (with chip and pin) in the two Glentress Peel car parks and the Buzzard's Nest car park.  If you prefer to pay by cash the machines accept all denomination coins but do not accept notes.

 

Toilets

Forest Park Gateway building (toilets, showers & changing) at Glentress Peel:

Open Sun - Fri 9am - 5pm

  Sat - 9am - 5.30pm

Showers cost £1 for 5 minutes

Bike Hire

Alpine Bikes
Monday - Friday open 9.30am to 6pm;
Saturday & Sunday open 9am - 6pm

Advanced booking is recommended. Phone 01721 724522 for bookings and further information.

Bike hire is also available in Peebles and in Innerleithen.

Glentress Mountain Bike Trail Centre, http://www.ibikeride.com/scotland/1586-glentress-mountain-bike-trail-centre, 38,

Trail Conditions

Glentress - Current at 29th May 2015

 

Trails: All open except: one section of Red MTB Route (Pennels Vennel) closed long term due to windblown trees.  Diversion in place. 

 

From Thu 28th May to end of Mon 1st Jun due to World Enduro event: 

  • Blue mtb Route - moderately affected.  Betty Blue loop closed with route diverted at post 25.  Reduces overall distance from 16km to 12.5km.
  • Red mtb Route -  nearly half of route closed, reduces overall distance to ~11km.  Sections closed are: Spookywood Climb & Spookywood Descent, Pie Run, Mushroom Pie, Matrix & Lombard St. Diversions in place.
  • Black mtb Route - moderately affected.  All open except: upper half of Redemption Climb, Ewok Village, Double X, Bitch & Wormhole.  Diversion in place.
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Conditions: Good.

 

Diversions: Red MTB Route diverted at post 37 (Pennels Vennel entry), rejoins Route at post 38 (Spookywood Climb entry). See also above.

 

More info: Contact 07834 435380
 

 

Innerleithen - Current at 29th May 2015

 

DH Trails: All open, except from Wed 27th May - end of Sat 30th May all DH trails closed due to World Enduro.

 

XC Trail:  All open, except from Wed 27th May - end of Sat 30th May Plora Craig/Razor Rock closed with short diversion from post 34 to nr post 36 due to World Enduro.  Rest of XC Trail open as normal.

  

Conditions: Good.

 

Diversions: Short temporary diversion on XC Trail at the very end of the Lead Mine Climb and for first 100m of Clattering Path (post 18) due to storm damaged trees. See also above.

 

More Info: Contact 07834 435380

 

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