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Our visitor centres are currently closed. Our trails for walking and biking, as well as toilets and car parks, remain open. Plan ahead and enjoy your visit safely.

Yair

Where we are

COVID-19 update

All FLS visitor centres are currently closed. Walking and mountain bike trails remain open, as do most toilets and car parks, but do check below for local updates for closures.

We want to ensure your visit is an enjoyable and safe one.

Make sure you follow the Scottish Government’s FACTS advice – helping to protect yourself, your family and your local community, and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code helping to keep Scotland beautiful.

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.

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 & access

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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.

Using SatNav?

TD1 3PW is the nearest postcode.

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0300 067 6900 (option 1)
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