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

Innerleithen

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.

Brilliant uplift service at Innerleithen Trails! For booking, season passes and all the info check out www.adrenalinuplift.co.uk.

Notice

  • Their will be a high number of runners on the Southern Upland Way through Innerleithen forest and in the car park at Innerleithen for a check point on 18 November. Trails remain open.

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 (16 November): All trails are open, except one small diversion on the XC Trail from post 39 – 40. This section is closed for urgent tree felling works to help slow the spread of Phythophthora Ramorum disease in larch trees, and will remain closed 7 days a week until mid December 2018. Because of the felling work no access is possible up into the forest via the ‘Plora entrance’ near Walkerburn – the lower part of the uplift road below the quarry is closed (also 7 days a week until mid December 2018).

Downhill Trails: All open (not affected by felling work). Uplift service will keep running during the tree felling work – using a different route up to the drop off point, that’s only a few minutes longer

Advanced Notice: There will be a high number of runners in the forest and in the car park at Innerleithen for the Tweed Valley Ultra run on Sunday 18 November. The trails remain open.

Brilliant uplift service at Innerleithen Trails! For booking, season passes and all the info check out www.adrenalinuplift.co.uk.

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: Dumfries and Borders Forest District

Address: Ae Village, Parkgate, Dumfries

Postcode: DG1 1QB

Telephone: 0300 067 6900

Email: dumfriesborders@forestry.gsi.gov.uk



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