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17
Feb

Cycling in Glentress

C ycling in Glentress, one of the Seven Stanes is rated one of, if not the best biking centers in Britain and has won several acclaimed awards

For anyone looking for good mountain biking trails, look no further than Glentress Forest in the Scottish Borders. It is renowned for it’s great mountain biking tracks, and has green, blue, red and black trails to suit all abilities. It is situated between the lovely Scottish Borders market towns of Peebles and Innerleithan, surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in Scotland.

It has great facilities on site after the recent addition of a state of the art visitor centre, with Bike Shop and Bike Hire, Cafe, Shwoers etc, and promises a great day out. Cyling in Glentress is a must for any mountain biker enthusiasts! For more information see here: http://www.glentressforest.com

Rutherford House Bed and Breakfast is around a 40 minute drive away from the Glentress centre and have many bikers stay with us. We have locked garaging for bikes and cycling gear.

5
Feb

Visit to Rosslyn Chapel and Roslin Glen Country Park

Our Visit to Rosslyn Chapel and Roslin Glen Country Park

Last weekend we decided to take some much needed fresh air and drove over to Roslin village. Here it is home to the infamous Rosslyn Chapel as well as the much visited and walked Roslin Glen Country Park.

The Chapel is open all year round and is most definitely worth a visit. It is nearly 600 years old and took over 40 years to build with stunning architecture. However last weekend we decided to walk through Roslin Glen which stretches along the North Esk river. It was once home to Scotland’s largest gunpowder mill but is now home to plenty of wildlife. If you are feeling energetic you can walk from Penicuik along the river right up to Dalkeith.

We however decided on the shortened version, however came away thinking that one of these days we will do the full stretch from Penicuik.