15 June 2023

Tweed Valley: Best Camping, Lodges and Bunkhouses for 2023 UCI Cycling World Champs

Top camping, bunkhouse, and lodge destinations in the Tweed Valley, perfect for your visit to Glentress in August. 

Bikes and tent pitch in Scottish field

Are you planning to attend the Mountain Bike Cross-Country events at 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships?

If so, you might be looking for some accommodation and camping options in the area. Look no further! 

Here are the top camping, bunkhouse, and lodge destinations in the Tweed Valley, perfect for your visit to Glentress in August. 

Best places to camp in the Tweed Valley at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships

Tweed Valley Camping (Official Pop-up Campsite): Pirn Farm, near Innerleithen

Located on the scenic back road between Innerleithen and Walkerburn, Pirn Farm is an official campsite for the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.

This rural retreat welcomes tents, vans, and motorhomes from 4th to 13th August. The campsite offers basic amenities, including catering options and a relaxed communal area.

With easy access to the multi-use railway path, it's only a short 4-minute cycle to local trails, a 7-minute cycle to Innerleithen, a 30-minute cycle to Glentress Forest, or a leisurely 25-minute walk to the event's free shuttle bus.

Contact: +44 (0) 7891385091

Website: https://www.tweedvalleycamping.co.uk/

Northern Star Tepees (Official Pop-up Campsite): Kerfield Farm, near Peebles

Situated on the outskirts of Peebles, Northern Star Tepees is the second official campsite for the UCI Cycling World Championships.

Open from 4th to 13th August, this 22-acre site offers designated areas for glamping accommodation, standard tent pitches, and motorhome/campervan pitches. Portable showers and toilets, water supply, a licensed bar, coffee and catering options, security, parking, and light entertainment are available.

The site is conveniently served by event shuttle buses and offers easy access to Glentress Forest and Peebles via the multi-use Tweed Valley Railway Path.

Contact: admin@northernstartepees.co.uk

Website: https://www.northernstartepees.co.uk/uci-world-championships.html/

Shepherd's Cabin, Winkstonhill Farm, Peebles

For a unique glamping experience, the Shepherd's Cabin at Winkstonhill Farm is a perfect choice.

Nestled beside a babbling brook on a friendly working farm, this self-catering accommodation sleeps 2 in an open-plan layout. With both indoor and outdoor facilities, you'll have the beauty of the rural countryside at your doorstep while enjoying easy access to the Tweed Valley's local attractions, including off-road routes to Glentress Forest.

The Shepherd's Cabin provides a super relaxed and comfortable setting, ideal for singles or couples.

Contact: +44 (0) 7788 146186

Website: https://shepherdscabin.com

River running through Peebles
Peebles, Scottish Borders

Crossburn Caravan Park, Peebles

Situated on the edge of Peebles, Crossburn Caravan Park is a friendly and peaceful family-run static caravan park.

If you're interested in owning a static caravan, the park offers options for sale, tailored to your needs. Attention to detail and customer satisfaction are paramount at Crossburn Caravan Park, ensuring a pleasant stay.

Contact: +44 (0)1721 720 501

Website: https://crossburncaravanpark.co.uk/

Zoom Motorhome Hire, Peebles

For those seeking freedom and flexibility, Zoom Motorhome Hire is a small, family-run business offering luxury four- and five-berth motorhomes.

Explore the beautiful surroundings at your own pace, with each motorhome providing high-end hotel-style amenities. Enjoy the journey as an integral part of your adventure!

Contact: +44 (0) 7850 445439/07512 922016

Website: https://zoommotorhomehire.co.uk/

Glentress Forest Lodges, near Peebles

If you're looking for the ultimate camping cabin experience, Glentress Forest Lodges are the answer.

These timber frame pods offer comfortable and affordable accommodation for up to five people. Located alongside the mountain bike trail center at Glentress Forest, you'll have instant access to the trails and can begin your outdoor adventures within seconds.

The site also features camping and motorhome pitches, some with electric hook-ups.

Contact: +44 (0) 1721 721007

Website: https://www.glentressforestlodges.co.uk/

Tweed Valley Pods, near Innerleithen

Nestled in the heart of the Tweed Valley, Tweed Valley Pods is a locally owned, family-run retreat.

Emphasising the region's natural beauty, this tranquil luxury glamping accommodation is located just one mile from Innerleithen's extensive network of world-class mountain biking trails.

With easy access to Glentress Trail Centre, outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities will find Tweed Valley Pods an ideal base for cycling and walking adventures.

Contact: +44 (0) 7877878079

Website: https://tweed-valley-pods.co.uk

Kailzie Big Lodge, near Cardrona

Situated between the forest and the river, Kailzie Big Lodge can accommodate up to 27 people. The lodge offers five bedrooms, including an accessible room, making it ideal for families, walking and cycling groups, and school outings.

Recently upgraded with a new kitchen, high-speed broadband, secure bike storage, and industrial drying facilities, Kailzie Big Lodge ensures a comfortable stay.

Contact: +44 (0) 1721 720682

Website: https://kailziebiglodge.com

Cleikum Mill Lodge, Innerleithen

Cleikum Mill Lodge provides excellent self-catering accommodation with flexible booking options. Whether you're looking for a single room, an apartment, or the entire building (with a maximum capacity of 12), this lodge has you covered.

With amenities such as a secure internal bike store, large drying room, and comfortable and practical living spaces, Cleikum Mill Lodge offers convenience and ample space.

It is located just a short walk from cafes, pubs, local shops, supermarkets, and bike shops.

Contact: +44 (0) 7790 592747

Website: https://www.cleikum-mill-lodge.co.uk/

Tweedside Caravan Park, Innerleithen

Tweedside Caravan Park is a small, family-run park near the banks of the Tweed River. It offers a peaceful environment for relaxation or engaging in various outdoor activities.

Whether you enjoy walking, cycling, mountain biking, fishing, or golfing, Tweedside Caravan Park serves as an ideal base to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

Contact: +44 (0) 1896 831271

Website: https://www.facebook.com/people/Tweedside-Caravan-Park/100063468826750/

Tickets for the Mountain Bike Cross-Country at 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships

Tickets are available to buy now for the Mountain Bike Cross-Country, and Cross-Country Marathon events. 

The MTB XC and XC Marathon events will take place in the Tweed Valley from the 6 August to 12 August. 

You can secure you place in Glentress Forest via our ticketing platform.