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

Call The Manager on 01573 420639


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.


  • 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 Β£20, under 18’s from Β£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 Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

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


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News & Offers from Kirk Yetholm Friends of Nature House

Kirk Yetholm FoN House – 2021 Open for Bookings! πŸ™‚

October 2nd 2020

Our house at Kirk Yetholm anticipates opening for the 2021 season on Friday 26th March. Current Scottish Govt. guidelines will limit stays to private rooms only and for those within the same family/social bubble.

More details along with link to the web booking engine here:
We look forward to welcoming back both regulars and new visitors to our village and to the wonderful Scottish Borders countryside… whether you are a walker, cyclist or just exploring – you will be sure to have a pleasant stay!
Stay Safe and See You Soon… πŸ™‚
Simon and Maureen. xxx


πŸŽ‚ 125 in 2020 πŸ™‚… 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:

See you in 2021…?!! πŸ™‚


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… πŸ™‚

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


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