Visit Peebles - The Royal Burgh

Thornielee Forest

Thornielee forest has a network of walking and horse riding trails.

This is a small wood providing a variety of walks from gentle strolls to more strenuous climbs. Its close proximity to the public road, good parking facilities and wonderful views make it a popular point for people to break their car journey.

The grassy slopes below the car park are a hotspot for butterflies such as the Small Copper and the Northern Brown Argus. There is interpretation about butterflies and their life cycle along the Meadow Trail.

There is a network of walking trails here. Horse riding are also welcome but please be aware of other users and forest operations.

For directions, information on parking, facilities, activities and Trails, visit the 'Thornielee' page on the Foresty Commission website.
(please let us know if 'Thornielee' link is out of date)