A CAFÉ and bike shop at a popular Tweeddale walking and biking hotspot is set to close for two months, visitors have been warned.

The facility at Glentress, near Peebles, will temporarily close for two months from Monday, April 17 while Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) replace the boardwalk as part of the "finishing touches" to the biking destination before events this summer.

The replacement is the latest phase in FLS' £8 million Masterplan programme which has developed the trail to become a "top-flight visitor destination" in the Tweed Valley.

Martin Page, regional visitor services manager for FLS said: “With the bulk of the heavy work done, this is us beginning to put the icing on the cake and adding those finishing touches that will further improve and enhance the Glentress experience for all visitors.

“Over the past few months we’ve worked closely with our partners to minimise disruption and we know that this has been appreciated by those visitors who have continued to enjoy what Glentress has to offer.

“Integral to creating a sustainable future for Glentress and its partners in hospitality and cycle retailing, the resurfacing will unfortunately cause some inconvenience and we would like to apologize for that in advance.

“And we’d also re-assure everyone that the café and the bike shop will soon be re-opening for business.”

The boardwalk is expected to be completed in June in time for Glentress to host stages of the UCI Cycling World Championships in August.

While the café and shop are closed, there will still be on-site café facilities provided, and toilets can still be found at the FLS gateway building.

Additional parking can be found near the entrance to Glentress, and diversions will be in place to guide visitors.