Southern Upland Way (Traquair to Yair)
About This Route
The Southern Upland Way runs from Portpatrick in Dumfries and Galloway in the west of Scotland to Cockburnspath in Scottish Borders in the east of Scotland. It is a coast to coast route through southern Scotland and one of Scotland’s Great Trails. The Scottish Borders section of the route has had gates installed where none existed before to improve multi-use access. However there are some sections of path which are unsuitable in wet weather or when the ground is soft and there are a small number of locations where access may still be difficult or impossible for horses and these are outlined below
Traquair to Yair
NB. This section of route has long been used by horse riders and has more recently become very popular with mountain bikers. Some parts of this section are quite stony, which may not suit barefoot horses, but the views are fantastic, and the hill climbs are great for fitness training.
NT433318 east of Three Brethren is steep, on loose stone. Go through bridlegate at Three Brethren, following track parallel to SUW which rejoins main path through farm gate at OSGR435313.
Kirk and Town Yetholm
Gattonside, Melrose, Yair Forest, Galashiels