Situated in a sleepy little village nestling in the Border hills this hostel is well worth going out of your way for. When the SYHA decided to off-load the hostel it was bought by Friends of Nature, much to the relief of the many hostellers who have used this accommodation over a 70 year period. If you are looking for excellent, clean, budget accommodation and a peaceful night's sleep just turn down the little lane leading off the village green. There is a choice of traditional dormitories and two and four bedded rooms with a cosy lounge and dining kitchen. Run mainly by volunteers and managed by Simon and Barney the dog, who live nearby.
As a base, Kirk Yetholm takes some beating, set amidst glorious unspoilt countryside yet within easy reach of Edinburgh, Lindisfarne, Berwick and Jedburgh. Walkers are spoilt for choice as the village sits at the start of the Pennine Way and the newly created Scotland end to end trail. If you require something shorter there is always the 62 mile long St. Cuthbert's Way, or the nearby Cheviot Hills.
- Also Known As:
- Kirk Yetholm Hostel Scotland