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From the Forest to la Forêt

Some of us are lucky enough to be swapping the forests of the Tweed Valley for a climbing trip in la forêt de Fontainebleau next week which is leaving everybody else a bit stretched. To help out, we are reducing the opening hours in the Peebles store a little between 10th-17th October. Details are on the poster below

Harrogate Store says SueMe®

SueMe® design and produce responsibly sourced sportswear and our Harrogate store is pleased to introduce their range with the Mens Tree Trunks and Ladies Beech Shorties (both £16). Manufactured from a supersoft Modal that's produced from Beech tree pulp they are fast drying and naturally antibacterial.
Made with a 210g knit with double gusset to balance fit and comfort with durability. 5% Lycra adds support and helps retain shape and fit, day after day, wash after wash. Seams are placed out of the way of rubbing or chaffing points. The care label is printed using water based inks. A mixture of flat and overlock stitching for comfort and
longevity combined with a scalloped edge knitted elasticated waistband with a soft brushed back make SueMe® Beech Shorties and Tree Trunks incredibly comfortable. The SueMe® slogan is knitted in a contrasting colour into the waistband. Easy to machine or hand wash and packaged in a box manufactured from recycled board which is printed using vegetabl…

Peebles Store CLOSED Saturday 20th June for Beltane Festival

It's that time of year again..... the flags are up and the townspeople are out enjoying the Beltane Festival. In common with many businesses in Peebles we'll be closed on Saturday 20th June. Here's hoping that the weather improves a bit and that the sun shines on this year's Beltane Queen Emma Latto

Store opening hours over Bank Holiday Weekend

For one day only our Peebles store will close early. On Saturday 23rd May we will be shut at 3:30pm with opening hours resuming as normal on Monday 25th May.  Meanwhile our Harrogate staff will be taking the opportunity of the Spring Bank Holiday to get out and about themselves and consequently the store there will be closed on Monday 25th May. Here's hoping for some decent weather and hoping that you all have time to enjoy some outdoor adventures too.

Peebles Outdoor Film Festival 13th-15th February

Peebles Outdoor Film Festival started last night with a quartet of short films and a talk and film by cyclist Rob Jarman. The festival continues all weekend with events on Saturday and Sunday and tickets are still available at You can view the full programme here. With such a wide range of events there's bound to be something to interest every outdoor enthusiast.
We're working today and sorry to be missing the talks by Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team, Borders doctor Andrew Murray and this evening's cycling themed films. But we are looking forward to heading down tomorrow to hear global adventurer Alastair Humphreys talk about the inspiration behind his Microadventuresand hoping to be inspired for some adventures of our own. Sender Films' Valley Uprising is also on our must-see list. It's been picking up awards at film festivals all over the world (including Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival last weekend) and its exploration of the development…

Business as Usual during Cuddy Bridge Closure

There are major roadworks in the centre of Peebles scheduled to begin on Monday 26th January and lasting for up to 4 weeks (though we've got everything crossed that they will be over and done within a shorter time period)
The Cuddy Bridge will be shut to vehicles from the bottom of Elcho Street Brae to the mini-roundabout at the end of the High Street. We've been assured that pedestrian access will be available at all times.
If you are coming in to Peebles from Edinburgh, Galashiels or the south side of the river you will be able to reach either the East Station Car Park or Kingsmeadows Car Park by the normal routes but you can expect much heavier traffic at some of the junctions.
The fun starts if you are approaching the town from the west with a substantial diversion around the Old Town in place (marked in red on the map) We've been advised that access in to Greenside Car Park will be maintained from the foot of Elcho Street Brae but if you're here for a leisurely vi…

Jetboil Flash stove £80 in Harrogate

If you follow our facebook page you might have spotted that the Harrogate store has a great deal on the Jetboil Flash stove at £80 (RRP £105) In vibrant Peridot Green, the 1L Flux ring cooking cup has an insulated cosy with colour change heat-indicator. Most compatible 100g gas cartridges will fit inside the cup for storage and the cartridge tripod stabiliser is included. The automatice ignition is protected by the newly designed burner so it is less likely to get damaged in transit than can sometimes be the case with automatic ignitions

Lowe Alpine Sale Highlights in the Peebles Store

For a limited period the Peebles Store has 20% off our range of Lowe Alpine Packs. From commuting, to back-packing, hill walking to mountaineering- whatever your bag, there's a pack to suit. Here are the highlights:
Air Zone ND 32 was £75 now £60 Available in Men's and Women's models the Air Zone's are classic Lowe Alpine Packs with a ventilated back system
Cloud Peak 35 was £55 now £45 A simple uncluttered hiking pack that's robust yet still lightweight
Axiom Elbrus 65:75 was £120 now £95 Featuring the Axiom back system that's explained in the video below Elbrus is an ideal pack for backpacking trips or global travel and an absolute bargain at under £100

D1-V01 Axiom Intro.mp4 from Lowe Alpine on Vimeo.
Helix 22 was £45 now £36 Bringing Lowe Alpine quality and design to every day life, the Helix 22 is at home on the street, in the park or on the hill whoever is carrying it Peak Attack 42 was £70 now £55 An amazing price for a classic single-compartment mountain…