Yair Forest Notices
We hope you’ve been enjoying the walking trails at your nearby forests during lockdown. As Scottish Government COVID-19 restrictions ease, we look forward to welcoming you back more fully, and are working hard to reopen our facilities as soon as safely possible.
At this location:
- The car park is open and will be free of charge.
Ancient history and ancient woodland
A quiet forest of mature trees, with some of the best views in the area across the Tweed Valley.
It’s a popular starting point for the climb to the Three Bretheren, an impressive hilltop that is home to three stone cairns. A well-loved local landmark, they were built in the 1500s by the lairds of Yair, Selkirk and Philiphaugh to mark the point where their properties met.
The Three Brethren
Climb to the The Three Brethren - a trio of hilltop cairns dating back to the sixteenth century - and enjoy superb views across the surrounding countryside. To get there, follow signs through Yair Forest for the Southern Upland Way. It’s about 9 miles (14.4 km) to the bretheren and back, with some stiff climbing along the way. The full journey takes approximately 5 hours. Find out more at WalkHighlands.
Facilities & access
The nearest public toilets are in Selkirk or Galashiels.
The car park is on the south side of the A707, halfway between Selkirk and Caddonfoot.
TD1 3PW is the nearest postcode.
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