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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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There are walking routes for everyone here. At Glentress, you can take an easy stroll around ponds just near the café, follow the stories of people who lived here in prehistoric times, or take a hike into the hills for some superb views.

Cardrona has an easy access route from the picnic site that’s firm and level, with no obstacles. If you’re looking for something more energetic, follow the burn further up the valley or find the remains of Cardrona Tower and an Iron Age hill fort.

Cademuir is a hidden gem, a quiet forest close to Peebles with some charming trails through open woodland. It can be particularly good early in the morning, when mist hangs in the valley below.

Enjoy a picnic and a stroll at Thornielee: the meadows here are important for butterflies, and we manage the land so the conditions are just right for them.
If you’re looking for a bit of a challenge, head to Yair. One of the Borders’ classic hill routes leads through the forest and up to the Three Bretheren, tall cairns that stand sentinel over the moors. Allow at least five hours for the trip.

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