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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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Yair

Where we are

Yair Forest Notice

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, the car park is closed.

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.

Guide map to Tweed Valley Forest Park (PDF 3.8MB)

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.

Facilities & access

Parking
Parking
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, halfway between Selkirk and Caddonfoot.

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TD1 3PW is the nearest postcode.

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0300 067 6900 (option 1)
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