2021 date TBC
The Three Brethren


The Three Brethren

This route follows the Southern Upland Way to the Three Brethen above Yair. These huge 9 foot high stone cairns were erected at the start of the 16th century by the lairds of Yair, Selkirk and Philiphaugh to mark the boundary of their land.

Starting from the carpark at the MTB trails at Innerleithen we follow the red XC route to the top of the Minch Moor at 567m to catch 360 degree views across the Southern Uplands. We then start a gentle descent along the Cross Borders Drove Road and then onto the Southern Upland Way to the Three Brethren.

A fast descent takes us down to Yair and then we follow the River Tweed westwards until we rejoin the road at Ashiestiel Bridge. We head back to Innerleithen along a quiet back lane following the Tweed as it meanders along the valley floor.

When: 2021 date TBC
Start/finish: Carpark at Innerleithen MTB trailhead
Start time: 9:15am for a 9:30am start.
Distance: 32 km
Time: 3.5hrs plus stops (ETA return 2.00pm)
Terrain: XC MTB trails, singletrack, forest roads, public highway

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