Kirk Yetholm Friends of Nature House, Friends of Nature House,Waukford,Kirk Yetholm,Kelso,Roxburghshire,TD5 8PG
Kirk Yetholm Friends of Nature House, nestling below the picturesque village green, is a former village school that has been offering hostel style accommodation for over 75 years. Located at the start / end of the Pennine Way it is a classic stop and is also ideal for those doing the St. Cuthbert’s Way and for cyclists on the Borderloop Cycle Route or Sustrans Route 84. A great base for local day hikes, particularly suited to individuals, families and small groups. Recently upgraded, the house offers a friendly and peaceful retreat after a day exploring the stunning countryside and local heritage. There is a comfortable lounge, a well equipped kitchen, seating for 18 in the dining area and secure bike storage. Evening meals and breakfast are available in adjacent Border Hotel. Well stocked village shop and other eateries 10 min’s walk away. FoN is one of Europe’s oldest environmental groups with 600K members and 800 houses across Europe. Under 16’s should be accompanied by an adult sharing the same dorm.This accommodation is featured on our map of Northumberland and here is its own website.
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22: 1×7, 1×5, 1×4, 2×2 (twin), 1×2 (bunk).
All year (Nov-Feb groups only). Reception 5pm-11pm & 8am-10am.
From £18, under 18’s from £15. Discounts for IFN / SYHA / HI.
Book via website, email or phone. Verbal bookings held until 6pm daily.
OS Grid Ref: NT 826 282. Geo-Coord: 55.533378 -2.277233. 7 miles from Kelso on Pennine Way. Located 100m below the village green at Kirk Yetholm.
Kelso to Kirk Yetholm approx every 2hrs. Stops within 100m of building. Connections onwards from Kelso to all parts of country and to rail station
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Celebrates 75 years of sustainable walker-friendly accommodation
Kirk Yetholm Friends of Nature House is celebrating 75 years of sustainable walker-friendly accommodation. Once part of the SYHA but now an independent hostel, promoting international sustainable tourism with Friends of Nature. In the Scottish Borders, right at one end of the Pennine Way. Its a great hostel promoting green tourism and committed to funding NFI and IYNF for the next 5 years.
Depending which way you’re travelling you could have an early start or an extremely well-earned rest here. The Pennine Way is Britain’s most iconic long distance footpath. Over its 268 miles you can experience some of the best upland walking, taking in moors, forests, waterfall as well as landscape art, pretty villages and breathtaking views.
I imagine that’s just the sort of thing that Friends of Nature was set up to encourage.
Kirk Yetholm Hostel has been upgraded to 3 star rating by the Scottish Tourist board, Visit Scotland.
Kirk Yetholm Friends of Nature House, has been upgraded to 3 star rating by the tourist body Visit Scotland. The hostel, part of Friends of Nature, hold this award along with the Walkers Welcome and Cyclists Welcome tourist board awards, which shows how ideal the accommodation is for outdoor enthusiasts. The hostel has been enjoying ongoing improvements over the last 5 years with £7k spent last year on window renovation and a new colour scheme. Previous changes include the creation of smaller bedrooms, upgraded kitchen facilities and the green improvements including solar thermal for hot water and wood burning stove for heating and water. Congratulations Kirk Yetholm.
Tridos is an ethical bank which has just started offering current accounts to individual customers in the UK.
Kirk Yetholm Hostel are providing a discount for people who pay with Tridos debit cards. Tridos is an ethical bank which has just started offering current accounts to individual customers in the UK. Kirk Yetholm Hostel is a Friends of Nature House, nestled below the picturesque village green at the start/end of the Pennine Way. It is a classic stop on the long distance walks and is also ideal for those doing the St. Cuthbert’s Way and for cyclists on the Borderloop Cycle Route or Sustrans Route 84.