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COVID-19 and Forestry and Land Scotland

FLS has reduced its operations to felling that is contributing to essential business requirements to help keep Scotland ticking over. Our staff are working from home where possible; staff who are working continue to practise social distancing rigorously following Government and NHS guidance to keep safe.

Fresh air and being outdoors benefits physical and mental health and well-being, and for local visitors the majority of walking trails on Scotland’s national forests and land remain open. Be aware that staff cannot maintain our standard checks and maintenance. All our mountain biking trails and all car parks are closed.

All visitors are reminded to maintain social distance at all times.

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Where we are

Glenkinnon Forest Notice

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, the car park is closed.

Access remains open for those who can travel to Glenkinnon without a vehicle.

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.

Using SatNav?

TD1 3LH is the nearest postcode.

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0300 067 6900 (option 1)
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