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Nearest Town: Peebles   

The Glentress Skills loop located within the boundaries of the world famous Glentress trail centre near Peebles has many challenges to test your skills. Read more

Trail Community

Mountain biking is a sport that can be enjoyed by everyone at any skill level. At Glentress, bikers are treated to some of the best trails around and the guys at the Forestry Commission are keen to make sure everyone is able to take advantage of them.

Not everyone has the natural biking balance and skills of a champion and learning it all for the first time can be a bit daunting. This is where the new skills loop comes in.

A firm favourite with novices, mums and dads, and the kids especially, the skills loop is great for learning some basic mtb techniques. It's got wide singletrack of different terrains, small drops offs, a bomb hole and berms, plus even some easy north shore ramps. You can also learn how to climb a hill properly and descend like a demon.

History of the loop

The whole idea of a practice loop originated from Ian Grant and Grant Martin of the Peebles Cycling Club. Their ideas were mixed with thinking from IMBA who had started up similar skills loops in the States. Combine this with design ideas from trailbuilder Pete Laing, and loads of enthusiasm from volunteers, plus the 7stanes makeover, and the result is a great wee loop. Go try it!

  • Parking Parking
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Bike Hire Bike Hire
  • Bike Wash Bike Wash
  • Showers Showers
  • Cafe Cafe
Nearest Town: Peebles
Website: www.7stanesmountainbiking.com
Sat Nav: EH45 8NB
Grid Ref: NT284397

Trail Reviews Summary

Fun factor
Fun factor 7.0000 out of 10
Trail variety
Trail variety 7.0000 out of 10
Trail quality
Trail quality 7.0000 out of 10
Facilities
Facilities 7.0000 out of 10
Location
Location 7.0000 out of 10

"good warmup and good for the new guys to the sport but thats it!"
Review by: Jackass_142 on 5 January 2007


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Peebles in the Scottish Borders is around 40km south of the city of Edinburgh. Glentress forest lies on the A72, 3.5km to the east of Peebles. The trail head is beside the turn off into the forest from the A72.

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Last modified: 2018-06-05 19:39:15
Skills Loop - Glentress 3.5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.

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