There are five waymarked walking trails at Glentress. The Ponds, Glen and Buzzard’s Nest trails all start near the café building at Glentress Peel. The Time Trail and the Tower Trail begin from the Buzzard’s Nest car park.
Distance: 0.4 miles, Grade: easy. Follow white waymarkers.
A gentle easy access trail with plenty of seating en route and lots of wildlife spotting opportunities. Read more about the Ponds Trail.
Distance: 1.1 miles. Grade: easy. Follow green waymarkers.
This short route passes either side of Glentress Burn, around the upper ponds and explores a little further up the glen. Make sure to see the magnificent Douglas Firs on ‘Dougie Bank’ just above the ponds. Read more about the Glen Trail.
Buzzard’s Nest Trail
Distance: 2.1 miles. Grade: moderate. Follow red waymarkers.
Formerly the red squirrel trail, this popular route takes in climbs and dramatic views over the Tweed Valley. Along the way there are stories to discover about the history of forestry here. Read more about the Buzzard's Nest Trail.
Distance: 2.1 miles. Grade: moderate. Follow blue waymarkers.
Get a glimpse of our Iron Age past on this walk beginning from the Buzzard's Nest car park. The route takes in some spectacular views over Peebles to the Caddon Hills. Read more about the Time Trail.
Distance: 5.6 miles. Grade: moderate. Follow black waymarkers
Part of the Tower Trail Walk (post 14 - 15) is closed due to windblown trees blocking the trail. Please follow the diversion which bypasses this section using the adjacent forest road. (Updated 6th November 2013)
This challenging route extends to the northern edge of Glentress through some remoter woodland. The trail climbs over Middle Hill to the shelter at the Kipps. The rewarding views are then followed by a descent into the mature woodland of the Soonhope Burn. Read more about the Tower Trail.