Events in the Tweed Valley


  • Now in its fourth year and a major fixture on the Tweed Valley calendar, the 2018 Peebles Outdoor Film Festival sees another dazzling line-up of top speakers and adventure films from around the world, covering everything from ocean adventuring, ultra-running, mountain biking, climbing, mountaineering, adventure film-making and more. Headline speakers include Olly Hicks, Jasmin Paris, Benedict Allen, Jenny Tough, Greg Boswell and Paul Diffley.

    Fri, 26/01/2018 - 17:00 to Sun, 28/01/2018 - 22:00
  • Happy finishers at Bowhill

    Back again for its 16th year, this is a very popular series of low-key, back-to-basics off-road Duathlons held at Bowhill in the Scottish Borders. What better way to motivate your training over the dark winter months, test your progress, or simply have good muddy, wet and snowy fun! 


    Sun, 04/02/2018 - 12:00 to 17:00
  • The Mighty Deerstalker

    A wet, muddy and now infamous romp through the Borders countryside, starting and finishing at lovely Traquair House. Runners can choose from the 5km route (actually quite a bit longer), or the full-on 10km route (actually A LOT longer, much of it in darkness). Dressing up is crucial – expect plenty of tweed, fake antlers and deerstalker hats – while the routes feature a range of fiendish obstacles. For those with any juice left in the tank, the after party (The Mighty Beerstalker) is pretty good too. 

    Sat, 03/03/2018 - 14:00 to 23:00
  • Come and enjoy a real Tweed Valley adventure riding some of the best enduro tracks anywhere in the UK. The trails used will be kept under wraps until the event, but the stages will provide an awesome day out – and something a wee bit different. Thanks to the weather, the last few years’ adventures turned out a bit more adventurous than anticipated, so in 2018 expect dust and wall to wall sunshine. Or maybe just more snow, mud and clag. 

    Sat, 24/03/2018 - 09:00 to Sun, 25/03/2018 - 17:00
  • We express the course length in expected time taken as actual distances are meaningless off-road. Climb, surfaces, technical difficulty, weather, snow (!) and mud are all more important. So, please don’t ask for the course distances (though for reference, the Long is approx 12km MTB plus 9km Trail Run).

    Back again for its 16th year, this is a very popular series of low-key, back-to-basics off-road Duathlons at Bowhill in the Scottish Borders. Originally held at Glentress Forest, the series moved, with great success, to a new home at the fantastic Bowhill Estate near Selkirk in 2012.

    Sun, 25/03/2018 - 12:00 to 17:00
  • Join us for a cracking day out for all the family with Easter trails, house tours, come-and-try archery, face painting and Peter Pepper (small additional charges apply for some activities, pay on the day). Scale the heights of bravery by tackling our towering climbing wall. Suitable for ages 4+. To find out more please call 01750 22204 or email

    Sun, 01/04/2018 - 11:00 to 16:00
  • Easter at Traquair

    The Easter Eggextravaganza returns for a fabulous day of egg hunting, egg painting and lots of other activities. With the largest hedged maze in Scotland, there could be no better place for an Easter Egg Hunt. Now in its 18th year, there will be 6,000 mini eggs to be found during a series of egg hunts throughout the day and we guarantee no child will leave empty handed. But the event is not all about a mad rush for chocolate! There are lots of other fun, hands on activities for families including Scavenger Hunts with Big Egg prizes, Spot the Egg in the House Competition, Easter Bonnet making, musical instrument making, storytelling and face painting. There are also lots of opportunities to decorate your own egg with eggs kindly donated by Glenrath and you can also join in with the communal decorating of the gigantic 6ft egg which definitely is not one to be cracked! Also delicious home-cooked lunches and teas in our Garden Café with home-brewed Traquair Ales for the grown ups.


    Sun, 01/04/2018 - 12:00 to 17:00
  • The first Rugby Sevens tournament was played in Melrose in 1883. The game is now played on a global stage and is testimony to its founder in the Scottish Borders town, Ned Haig. This year marks the 127th playing of an extended tournament with guest teams coming from near and far. Previous years have included guest teams from Randwick and Manly (Australia), Bay of Plenty (New Zealand), University of Free State and Stellenbosch (South Africa), as well as across Europe. This years Aberdeen Standard Investments Melrose 7s welcomes the likes of the Romania National Rugby Union side, the USA Tiger Rugby squad and more!

    Sat, 14/04/2018 - 11:00 to 18:00
  • A classic mountain bike marathon on a course (designed by local trail building star, Pete Laing) that has regularly been voted the best in the country. Come and test yourself on a fantastic mix of natural singletrack, twin-track forest roads, ancient drove roads, hand-made singletrack, and trail centre. Two distances available (plus Enduro race and trail run on same weekend). Organised by Durty Events. 


    Sun, 06/05/2018 - 10:00 to 18:00
  • Come and take part in Scotland’s leading obstacle/mud/trail run for runners with their dogs in the beautiful surroundings of the Traquair Estate near Innerleithen. Fun, technical routes, with lots of obstacles to negotiate, it’s a test of determination and team work with your dog! Run solo or as a pair. Two great routes for different age groups, approx 5k (for ages 15+) and approx 2k (ages 7-14). 


    Sat, 19/05/2018 - 15:00 to 19:30
  • Expo village, Tweed Green, Peebles

    The biggest, friendliest bike festival in the UK with a stack of exhilarating events around the Tweed Valley, including something for every age and ability of rider. Look out for the Whyte British Enduro Championships over the weekend of 8-10 June. Oh, and there's a trail run too on 25 May. 

    Fri, 25/05/2018 - 09:00 to Sun, 10/06/2018 - 19:00
  • Be transported back to ancient times with jousting, a medieval tournament, falconry, archery, equestrian displays, living history, early music, jesters, children’s entertainment and more. Great fun for the whole family! 

    Sat, 26/05/2018 - 11:00 to 17:00


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