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Storm Clean-up: Many of our forests, especially in the east and south of Scotland, remain closed. Please plan ahead and check online before visiting.

Yair

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Latest forest information

Forests all across Scotland have been seriously affected by recent storms. We are doing everything we can to make our forests safe for visitors, communities, forest businesses and our staff. However, many of our forests remain closed while others have significant diversions and access restrictions for the foreseeable future. Please keep safe and follow all closure notices and safety signage.

Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.

About

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.

Activities

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.

Trails in Yair

A forest for everyone, Yair is a great area for cycling, walking and horse riding with miles of tracks to explore. Find out more about how we’re working to create ideal environments for walking, mountain biking and horse riding in the Tweed Valley Forest Park.

Tweed Valley Zoning Plan (PDF 6MB)

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
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Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area

The nearest public toilets are in Selkirk or Galashiels.

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

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Getting here

The car park is on the south side of the A707, halfway between Selkirk and Caddonfoot.

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TD1 3PW is the nearest postcode.

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Nearby forests

Man in blue jacket walking beside young girl carrying a stick on woodland path, Glenkinnon, near Clovenford

A riverside trail through protected, ancient woodland

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Yair': 1.76 miles
Family waking on forest road through trees at Thornielee

Stunning views and quirky history at a butterfly hotspot

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Ancient monument
Ancient monument
Distance from 'Yair': 3.37 miles
Man mountain biking through woods in Autumn at Innerleithen

The best downhill and enduro mountain-biking in the area

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Mountain biking
Mountain biking
Parking (charge)
Parking (charge)
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Yair': 5.11 miles

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