Nestling below the picturesque village green, Kirk Yetholm Friends of Nature House is a former village school that has been offering hostel style accommodation for the last 70 years. Recently obtaining a 3 Star Hostel & Walkers and Cyclists award from Visit Scotland the Hostel is located at the start/end of the Pennine Way. It is the classic stop for the PW walker; for those doing the St. Cuthbert's Way and for cyclists on the Borderloop Cycle Route or Sustrans Route 84. It is an ideal 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 available in adjacent Border Hotel. Well stocked Village Shop and other eateries 10mins walk away.

For further information, please visit or use the contact details below.

Phone: +44 (0) 1573 420 639

Food and Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Hostel Services

  • Bike store
  • Distance to nearest shop 0.5 miles
  • Drying room
  • Family friendly
  • Private rooms available
  • Total beds 22


  • Distance to bus stop nearby


Open March – November

Tel: 01573 420 639

Reception opening hours: between 8.00am - 10.00am and from 5pm - 10.30pm.

Please note that we do not accept stag or hen parties or similar groups.


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

Tel: +44 (0) 1573 420 639



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