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

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Overview

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.

Details

  • Rooms & Beds:

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

    All year (Nov-Feb groups only). Reception 5pm-11pm & 8am-10am.
  • Price per night:

    From £18, under 18's from £15. 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 Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel', has a pub within walking distance and is on the Scottish National Trail, the present or past youth hostel page, the and the Pennine Way.

Facilities

bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
hSome areas heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
jShowers
0VisitScotland Quality Assured
yYHA Affiliated

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News & Offers from Kirk Yetholm Friends of Nature House

Just opened for 2019, Kirk Yetholm Hostel starts it’s 77th year of operation with some expertly installed new beds.

April 18th 2019

The Friends of Nature House at Kirk Yetholm is famous for its location on the Pennine Way and Land’s End to John o’ Groats routes.

Kirk Yetholm Hostel is part of the Friends of Nature group.  Its a three star hostel and has 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 6 years with smaller bedrooms, upgraded kitchen, green improvements like solar thermal hot water and wood burning stove for heat and now some expertly installed new beds.

We’re not sure whether the Snoopy work party was a success… one spent most of the time sleeping.  (see more picture on Borders Friends of Nature facebook).

snoopys building beds at Kirk Yetholm Hostel
News

Are you starting or ending the Pennine Way ?

April 8th 2019

Kirk Yetholm Hostel, in the Scottish Borders, is right at one end of the Pennine Way. Its a great hostel, once SYHA but now part of the International network of Friends of Nature.

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.

Just opened for the 2019, Season Kirk Yetholm Hostel heads into it’s 77th year of operation. Proving a welcome stay for regulars and new guests from all corners of the planet.  So whether you’re walking locally, doing Land’s End – John o’ Groats, Pennine Way, St Cuthbert’s, SNT; cycling or generally exploring the nature and heritage of the wonderful Borders.

I imagine that’s just the sort of thing that Friends of Nature was set up to encourage.

Kirk Yetholm Hostel on the Pennine Way
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Kirk Yetholm Friends of Nature House

November 30th 2017

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
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