Yair Forest is also known as Lindinney Wood.
This forest sits very close to the River Tweed and has paths leading to wonderful views. The Southern Upland Way leads up to the well known Three Brethren at the upper ridges of the forest.
'Yair' is the old Scots word for a fish trap. In 1156, King Malcolm granted the kelso monks eight acres of land, along with the right to build a fish trap.
The Tweed is world famous for its salmon, which are still caught in the river today.
How to get there:
Yair is part of Forests of the Scottish Borders. Selkirk / Galashiels is the nearest town or village.
Lindinney car park is adjacent to the A707, approximately four miles north from Selkirk.
From the A72 Galashiels to Walkerburn, take the A707 signposted to Selkirk for approximately three miles.
Lindinney car park is on the right-hand side of the road, just over the stone bridge on the A707.
OS Grid Reference: NT438350
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Start your visit from:Yair Grazings Parking
Glenkinnon Car Park
Lindinney Car Park