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The Tweed Valley — Scotty's Scotland Showcase

Scotty Laughland

The Tweed Valley — Scotty's Scotland Showcase

Mountain Biking Collection by Scotty Laughland

2

Tours

05:01 h

23.7 mi

4,200 ft

In the heart of the Scottish Borders, the Tweed Valley has got to be Scotland’s MTB epicentre, home to the Glentress and Innerleithen trail centres and plenty of natural riding too.

Glentress was one of the first ever MTB trail centres I ever visited. It’s got something for everyone from the rider starting out on a balance bike right up to the seasoned pro. To showcase the variation on offer, we explored the range of Glentress’ offerings, machine made trails, trail centre trails and hand cut trails. I’ll admit it was fun just having a session in the freeride park!

Next we headed to the Golfie, made famous by the Enduro World Series (EWS), where all the trails here are entirely natural, hand built and maintained.

Watching the scene develop here has been mind blowing, it started out with one trail and has grown to trails being everywhere in the forest. The passionate locals and trail association vigorously work to make it as good as it is.

I rode three trails here, Avalanche is steep, technical and loose. New York New York is fast and flowing before diving in the trees where it gets tight. 2nd Base has huge hand built berms that flow incredibly well. If you love natural trails then this is the place for you.

Riding here brought back a lot of memories and I can’t wait to see how the Tweed Valley continues to develop as a destination for mountain bikers!

This series has been created carbon neutral: all our journey emissions have been offset and the advertising revenue generated from the YouTube series will be split between planting more native trees in Scotland and the local trail associations. Check out the Tours below to go and sample these trails for yourself!

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  • Glentress — The Tweed Valley: Scotty's Scotland Showcase

    03:08
    14.3 mi
    4.6 mph
    2,175 ft
    2,175 ft

    Near Peebles, Glentress was the first established mountain biking destination in Scotland, and now the whole Tweed Valley has gone crazy for biking!

    

    Berm Baby Berm is a blue trail, it's flowy, winds nicely through the forest and it's great fun for everyone from balance bikes to seasoned pros.

    

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    by Scotty Laughland

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  • 01:53
    9.40 mi
    5.0 mph
    2,025 ft
    2,025 ft

    The Golfie was really put on the map by the Enduro World Series, and what used to be a locals-only scene is now visited by riders from all over the world.

    

    Avalanche is a steep, loose and shaley track with big views over Innerleithen out on the twisting moorland descent.

    

    New York New York has a fast moorland

    by Scotty Laughland

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    2
  • Distance
    23.7 mi
  • Duration
    05:01 h
  • Elevation
    4,200 ft

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