Kirk Yetholm Friends of Nature House, Friends of Nature House ,Waukford, Kirk Yetholm, Kelso,Roxburghshire, TD5 8PG
Call The Manager on 01573 420639
OverviewKirk 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.
Beds & Rooms:22: 1x7, 1x5, 1x4, 2x2 (twin), 1x2 (bunk).
Open:All year (Nov-Feb groups only). Reception 5pm-11pm & 8am-10am.
Price per night:From £20, under 18’s from £17. Discounts for IFN / SYHA / HI.
Booking:Book via website, email or phone. Verbal bookings held until 6pm daily.
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 Walks
This accommodation is in a National Park, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel' and has a pub within walking distance. It is on a dark sky area, the Sandstone Way, the Scottish National Trail, the present or past youth hostel page and the Pennine Way.
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🎂 125 in 2020 🙂… Kirk Yetholm offers 12.5% Member Discount to celebrate 125 years of Friends of Nature
August 27th 2020
We have decided to offer a % discount for Friends of Nature members in line with other organisations. So, as this is the 125th year of our organisation… we offer 12.5% from now onwards!
Our house in Kirk Yetholm remains closed for this year… but we must look forward to better times and welcoming both regulars and new guests to our village. We miss also the volunteers who help out in the house and make the organisation what it is.
On our Friends of Nature site/Independent Hostels page you will be able to access the web booking engine:
* enter the discount code FRIENDSOFNATURE125 and the new reduced price is shown
*additional 5% discount for staying 3 nights or more
* guests can now join Friends of Nature online during the reservation process
* SYHA/HI have discount code for 5%
We hope this avoids dealing with cash or card payments on arrival, reduces the need for registration and makes the check-in process easier and quicker for our volunteer wardens.
Check out the details via our homepage: http://thefriendsofnature.org.uk/houses/kirk-yetholm
See you in 2021…?!! 🙂
Kirk Yetholm Friends of Nature House..CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
March 19th 2020
With a heavy heart we regret to announce that we will not be opening on 3rd April as planned due to the deepening Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation.
In a small building with shared facilities it is inevitable that close contact will be made with others staying no matter the level of preventative measures such as hand and surface cleaning. We also have a duty to the wider community to reduce contact and spread of this virus.
We have initially blocked bookings for 3 months until July 1st, but this again may need to be reviewed. Please watch the web booking link for when we are likely to re-open:
We look forward to seeing you later this year or in 2021… 🙂
Wishing everyone strength and courage at this time. Look after especially those with health conditions and the elderly. We will overcome this situation so do not lose sight of hope!
Simon, Maureen and the volunteers at Kirk Yetholm Friends of Nature House
Expand Your Horizons… Friends of Nature celebrate 125yrs…
February 22nd 2020
Kirk Yetholm along with some 800 other Friends of Nature/Naturefriends houses across the globe celebrate 125th Anniversary in 2020.
With 350,000 members worldwide, come join our global family of friends spanning some 40 countries as we celebrate 125yrs of supporting sustainable and healthy lifestyles, international co-operation and protection of nature.
Together for a Promising Future! See our fact sheet here: http://www.thefriendsofnature.org.uk/sites/default/files/fileattachments/Naturefriends%20-%20a%20driving%20force%20%282019%29_0.pdf
For UK http://www.thefriendsofnature.org.uk or find your country here: https://www.nf-int.org/en/about-us/members