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Glenkinnon Forest Notices

We hope you’ve been enjoying the walking trails at your nearby forests during lockdown. As Scottish Government COVID-19 restrictions ease, we look forward to welcoming you back more fully, and are working hard to reopen our facilities as soon as safely possible.

At this location:

  • The car park is closed.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

A riverside trail through protected, ancient woodland

Glenkinnon Burn runs along the western edge of Yair Forest. The beautiful woodland above it is protected as a site of special scientific interest because of its communities of trees and other plants. The short biodiversity trail here will introduce you to the charms of this riverside forest.

Guide map to Tweed Valley Forest Park (PDF 3.8MB)

Walking trails


Glenkinnon Biodiversity Trail

Starting by the 500-year old Glenkinnon Oak, explore an ancient woodland of ash, alder and oak.

Largely uneven earthy and grassy surface. Narrow paths with tree roots, muddy patches and a number of bridges. Some steep slopes on uneven ground.

1 miles / 1.6 km

¾ hour

More information

Learn more about trees, woodland and the importance of biodiversity along the way. In summer you might spot flowers like yellow pimpernel and meadowsweet.

Facilities & access

Picnic area
Picnic area

The nearest public toilets are in Selkirk or Galashiels.

Getting here

The car park is on the south side of the A707 just west of Caddonfoot. Follow the sign for 'Glenkinnon' - the forest is ¼ mile from the main road.

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TD1 3LH is the nearest postcode.

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0300 067 6900 (option 1)
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