Scottish Borders Tweed Valley Activities

Photo looking over to Two Fly Fishermen in Waders, Fishing a Broad Stretch of the River Tweed- Rising at Tweed's Well, North of Moffat and Flows through Peebles, Melrose, Kelso and Coldstream out to the North Sea at Berwick-upon-Tweed, with Part of Its Lower Course Forming the English Scottish Border.

The Tweed Valley Forest Park stretches from Peebles to Selkirk. Windlestraw Lodge is situated near Walkerburn providing perfect access to the forestry for activities from fishing to mountain biking.

Tweed Valley Guide

Visit Tweed Valley: A guide to adventure, activity, culture and tranquillity.


Tweed Guide have eleven guides with local expertise on the Tweed.

Mountain Biking

Photo of two Mountain Bikers negotiating a Woodern Platform Track at the Purpose Built Mountain Biking Centre in Glentress Forest in the Tweed Valley Forest Park, Scottish Borders

We overlook The Tweed and are within easy reach of middle and upper Tweed. Salmon and sea trout fishing can be arranged through Fish Tweed.

Glentress Forest Mountain Biking has an excellent reputation for some of the finest mountain biking in the UK. The award-winning Hub Cafe and bike shop provides good food, expert advice and bike servicing. You'll find a number of other world-class biking trails in the Borders. See the 7stanes website.


Aerial photo view of The Roxburghe Golf Course

The Borders is a golfers paradise. With a new course at Cardrona on your doorstep and excellent courses at Peebles and West Linton you can be sure of a wonderful golfing break. The Roxburghe course near Kelso has an international reputation while closer to home the Torwoodlee Golf Club at Galashiels is highly recommended.

We can arrange preferential rates most days and professional tuition if required.

Photo looking over a Drystone Wall to Sheep Grazing in a Field in the Countryside above Walkerburn- a Village on the River Tweed (Visible) in the Scottish Borders. Pic: Visitscotland/Scottish Viewpoint


Windlestraw is set in the most fantastic location for walkers. As soon as you arrive, you can leave the car and go on a different walk everyday. We can arrange a route with you, depending on how far you would like to go and if required also supply a packed lunch.

Our favorite walk is over Plora Hill to join The Southern Upland Way and down to Traquair House near Innerleithen for lunch and then walk back along the River Tweed for tea on the terrace at Windlestraw.

The Forestry Commission have marked trails for you to follow. Glentress Forest has several walks alone including the Hill Hike, Time Walk, University Walk, Ponds Walk, Glen Walk and the Squirrel Walk.

And for the Gourmet Excursionist there is the Robert Mathison 'Traquair and the Tweed' walk which is a 6 night self-guided walking route with a variety of local walks which includes a 3 night stay at Windlestraw Lodge.


For wildlife lovers we are ideally suited at the heart of the Tweed Valley Forest Park. Locally you can visit the Osprey Watch Centre at Glentress Forest which is open from 8th of September.

See our links page for further places to visit and stay.