Glenkinnon Forest Notices
COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
At this location:
- The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.
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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