Scotland Field Visit Thursday 6th October – Glentress Forest, Tweed Valley, Scottish Borders

CCFG Event

Date: Thursday 6th October 2022
Location: Glentress Forest, Tweed Valley, Scottish Borders
Meeting Time: 09:30am


“A return to the Scottish Borders to see the CCF managed areas of the Tweed valley and consider the impacts of storm damage, here from Storm Arwen and P ramorum on future plans.”

Meeting Point – Glentress Café

The café will be open from 9am for the purchase of food and drinks.

Parking – car park location tbc (subject to on-going civils works). Usual parking charges will be wavered for the CCFG visit.

Event details:

The morning will be spent taking a walk through part of the former University of Edinburgh transformation trial area set up in 1952. We hope this will generate much discussion about its history of the area, the current management opportunities and challenges and its future.

A picnic lunch, bring your own, will be at a view point overlooking the Tweed valley unless the weather is really inclement.

In the afternoon we will head lower down into Glentress forest. Here the forest is dominated by Sitka Spruce and the Region is in the process of revision the 10 year land management plan for Glentress, Cardrona and Cademuir forests. We will break into smaller groups to discuss options to manage this area to deliver the objectives using CCF in the light of the lessons learnt from the trial area and the current pressures and demands on forest managers.

Other information:

The morning walk will be c2hrs including discussion time on tracks and rides in the forest.

The afternoon will can be done by observing from the forest road but with the option to walk into stands for a better look at the condition of the forest.

There are toilets at Glentress Peel but none in the forest.

We are intending to car share to drive up into the forest. The roads are suitable for ordinary cars but they are water bound roads and the drivers will need to make their own judgement.

To bring:

We advise you to bring a packed lunch, water and clothing to suit any weather we may encounter including good boots and waterproofs.


Please make sure your boots and gear are clean before you arrive. There are suspect P ramorum cases in the Tweed Valley and there is vulnerable larch within Glentress.

Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.


If you have any questions please contact: