Reason 1/. TweedLove Cycle festival – Peebles 9-11th June 2017
TweedLove has grown into a cycling spectacular for all the family. Whether you’re an avid cyclist or just like to watch people in lycra get sprayed with water pistols (isn’t that everyone?), there is something for everyone at TweedLove. The 2 week festival culminates with a cycling bonanza, TweedLove on the green, including the UK’s biggest demo bike event, an urban cycle race in and around Peebles town, a road cycle event , a family ride and a 2-day mountain bike event attracting people from around the world.
You’ll find food, music, stalls, beer and a party atmosphere in the heart of Peebles all weekend.
Reason 2/. Scottish Borders Walking festival 3rd-9th September 2017
The Scottish Borders walking festival is in its 23rd year and has been celebrating walking all across the Scottish Borders in that time. With the base moving annually, Peebles are welcoming the festival in 2017. Walks start from different bases across the town and include gradings from easy to strenuous so you know what you’re letting yourself in for. Whether you know Peebles well or not, the guides are sure to introduce you to a new path or trail and you’ll definitely meet new walking buddies so it’s more than worth getting involved.
Reason 3/. A dog’s day out at Traquair House – 16th July 2017
Traquair house, Scotland’s oldest inhabited house, has a little something for everyone throughout the year. For the dog lovers amongst you, Traquair present a day out for dogs. No longer will you need to enquire whether it’s ok to bring your dog in, your dog is more than welcome. Join in with the fun activities, competitions, and organised walks and inspire your dog to greatness with displays and demos.
Reason 4/. Tweed Valley tunnel run – 7th October 2017
For the runners amongst you, the Tweed Valley tunnel run offers a friendly and welcoming participation event. 2 lengths of marked run take you around the fantastic trails of the Tweed Valley. The 10km and 20km options both run through a fantastically illuminated tunnel, giving a real thrill of excitement to finish off this spectacular run.
Reason 5/. Innerleithen music festival – 18th- 20th August
If all that activity has worn you out, maybe Innerleithen music festival is more your ‘pint of ale’. 3 days of live music spilling out of bars, pubs and halls, some of it is free to attend, some will cost you a few pounds but it’ll all have you tapping along and getting into the swing of it. 2016’s event included 33 acts with over 100 individual musicians
Reason 6 – FINDRA shop – Every day
Ok, so we snuck in another reason but it’s a good un’. The FINDRA shop is open every day for your shopping pleasure. The shop has a range of clothing perfect for all outdoor sports so if you’re a cyclist, a runner, a walker or a dog walker, come in and check out our range of women’s clothing