Be charmed by Glenkinnon
Glenkinnon Burn runs along the western edge of Yair Forest. The beautiful woodland above it is protected as a site of special scientific interest because of its communities of trees and other plants.
The short biodiversity trail here will introduce you to the charms of this riverside forest.
Pick up essentials
The nearest public toilets are in Selkirk or Galashiels. You’ll find plenty of places to eat along the Tweed valley.
Glenkinnon Burn Biodiversity Trail
Starting by the 500-year old Glenkinnon Oak, explore an ancient woodland of ash, alder and oak.
Largely uneven earthy and grassy surface. Narrow paths with tree roots, muddy patches and a number of bridges. Some steep slopes on uneven ground.
1 miles / 1.6 km Allow ¾ hour
Learn more about trees, woodland and the importance of biodiversity along the way. In summer you might spot flowers like yellow pimpernel and meadowsweet.
Mountain biking trails
Please note, all trails in Glenkinnon will be closed Friday 17th and Saturday 18th March for the Border Counties Rally.
How to get here
The car park is next to the A707, about 4 ½ miles north of Selkirk, at grid reference NT 437 349.
TD1 3LH is the nearest postcode.
The 62 bus service from First runs regularly between Edinburgh and Galashiels, and the nearest bus stop is Clovenfords.
Glenkinnon is just one of many wonderful forests in the Tweed Valley Forest Park. At Yair you can find great views of the Tweed, and one of the Borders’ classic hill walks. Thornielee has a story to tell of a local shotgun wedding.
Our guide map to the Tweed Valley Forest Park will help you explore.
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