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.
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.
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.
Allow ¾ hour
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
The nearest public toilets are in Selkirk or Galashiels.
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.
TD1 3LH is the nearest postcode.
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