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Some visitor centres are open – check individual web pages for more information. Our trails, toilets and car parks remain open. Plan ahead and enjoy your visit safely.


Where we are

COVID-19 update

Some FLS visitor centres are offering a reduced service, with walking and mountain bike trails remaining open, as are most toilets and car parks. Please check below for local updates on any closures.

We want to ensure your visit is an enjoyable and safe one.

Make sure you follow the Scottish Government’s FACTS advice – helping to protect yourself, your family and your local community, and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code helping to keep Scotland beautiful.

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.

Strenuous trail grade icon
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

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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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Have a question or suggestion for improvement?

0300 067 6900 (option 1)
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