Monday, 20 December 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
The nearest public toilets are in Selkirk or Galashiels.
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.
The car park is on the south side of the A707, halfway between Selkirk and Caddonfoot.
TD1 3PW is the nearest postcode.
A riverside trail through protected, ancient woodland
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