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Yair Forest

Yair forest has a network of walking and horse riding trails.

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.

There is a network of walking trails here. Horse riding are also welcome but please be aware of other users and forest operations.

For directions, information on parking, facilities, activities and Trails, visit the 'Yair' page on the Foresty Commission website.
(please let us know if 'Yair ' link is out of date)