Once a nobleman’s playground – now the essence of downhill mountain biking


For the thrill-seekers

A 7stanes destination, Innerleithen is renowned for its four downhill trails, all of them orange-graded Bike Park Extreme, and with some serious cross-country action on the excellent and challenging red-graded Innerleithen XC trail. Our Innerleithen 7stanes map (PDF 619KB) shows the trails.

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Walk this way

Walkers are welcome at Innerleithen, except on the mountain bike trails, where it’s unsafe to walk. The best route is a section of the Southern Upland Way long distance footpath, which passes through Traquair village and heads up on to Minch Moor. Our Tweed Valley Forest Park Map and Trail Guide (PDF 3.8MB) will help you explore.

How to get here

From Peebles, take the A72 heading east to Innerleithen. Turn off the A72 and take the B709 for Traquair. The 7stanes car park entrance is on the left hand side, approximately 50 metres over the bridge. The car park is at grid reference NT 335 357.

Using SatNav?

EH44 6PW is the nearest postcode, a little to the south-west.

Public transport

Buses along the Tweed Valley serve Innerleithen, about ¾ mile away. Visit Traveline Scotland for details.

Parking (charge) Picnic area Walking Mountain biking Viewpoint

You’ll find places to eat and public toilets in Innerleithen.

Car parking charges

Please note, parking charges are as follows:

  • £1 for up to 1 hour
  • £2 for up to 3 hours
  • £3 for all day
  • £12 for minibus and coach all day

Walking trails

Cycling trails

Mountain biking trails

7stanes logoInnerleithen is one of the world-renowned 7stanes mountain biking trail centres. Check our advice about mountain biking before you set off. For the downhill routes, full-face helmet, gloves, body armour and a downhill specific bike are strongly recommended.

The Innerleithen 7stanes map (PDF 619KB) shows the trails.

Trail update (14 March): All trails are open except on Sat 16 March, when all Downhill trails will be closed for Mighty Deerstalker running event.

We’ve got some tree felling work underway at Innerleithen until early May:

  • No waymarked mtb trails are currently affected. Some unwaymarked trails are closed: Alistair Lees, Upper/Lower Quarry Enduro, Doggy Bag/Puppy Bag, Kitty Bag and Kitty Litter (7 days/week until early May).
  • No access is possible along the ‘Top Campshiel road’ to Southern Upland Way/Minch Moor from DH trails and vica versa (7 days/week until early May). 
  • Taniel Hill on the XC Trail will need to be closed/diverted for the felling around early/mid-April time (exact dates tbc)
  • To keep everyone safe and to enable to the operators to get on, work safely and finish sooner, please try alternative routes and stay out of the closed off felling areas. Thank you and sorry for this inconvenience.

Brilliant uplift service at Innerleithen Trails! For booking, season passes and all the info check out

Phytophthora Ramorum, a disease that kills larch trees, has reached Innerleithen’s Traquair Forest. Please help slow the spread of the disease by making sure your bikes, shoes, kit, dogs, horses, buggies etc., are all clean before visiting Innerleithen and other forests. Thank you. #keepitclean

Contact: Forest Enterprise Scotland

Address: Ae Village, Parkgate, Dumfries

Postcode: DG1 1QB

Telephone: 0300 067 6900


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