Kirk Yetholm Friends of Nature House, Friends of Nature House, Waukford, Kirk Yetholm, Kelso,Roxburghshire, TD5 8PG

Call The Manager on 01573 420639

Hostel and Friends of Nature house in Kirk Yetholm

Kirk Yetholm Friends of Nature House, nestling below the picturesque village green, is the former village school and celebrated it's 80th Anniversary in 2022.

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. Under 16's should be accompanied by an adult sharing the same dorm.

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.

Friends of Nature is one of Europe's oldest environmental groups with some 350K members and 800 houses across Europe.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Northumberland and here is its own website.


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  • Beds & Rooms:

    22: 1x7, 1x5, 1x4, 2x2 (twin), 1x2 (bunk).
  • Open:

    All year (Nov-Mar sole use only). Check-in 5pm-10.30pm. Check-out 10am.
  • Price per night:

    From £24, under 18’s from £20. Discounts for NFI / SYHA / HI
  • Booking:

    Book via website, email or phone. Web booking cut off is 8am daily. Cash only for any payments on arrival.
  • Directions:

    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.
  • Public Transport :

    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
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Pennine Way St Cuthbert's Way Scottish National Trail
This accommodation is featured on the following pages
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024 Available August Bank Holiday 2023


bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
hSome areas heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
yYHA Affiliated


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News & Offers from Kirk Yetholm Friends of Nature House

Kirk Yetholm: 146 Trees in ground for the 2023 season!

October 18th 2023

At our Friends of Nature House in Kirk Yetholm we allocate £1 for every person staying to tree planting projects with ‘Trees for Life’. During the 7 month season April to October 2023 we welcomed 873 guests and means we can plant a further 146 trees with TFL. That’s 43 more trees than last years total of 103 planted, our best year to date! Onwards and upwards as more guests will = more trees!!

The total trees planted in the Friends of Nature grove currently stands at 492, see Anyone can add a tree and write a message… they make great presents, to celebrate an event or mark an occasion! More details on the TFL project of Rewilding the Scottish Highlands:

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🎂🎉 Kirk Yetholm – 80 Years Young in 2022 🎁🎈

January 22nd 2022

🎂🎉 …80 Years Young in 2022… 🎁🎈

Our house in Kirk Yetholm celebrates 80 years of offering accommodation to walkers, cyclists and all those who love nature and exploring the amazing Borders countryside and heritage.

Regular opening from April this year and hopefully the final corner of Covid restrictions will be reached… we need to gain our wings and fly once more.


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