Three Brethren

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The Three Brethren cairns mark the boundaries of the estates of Buccleuch, Yair and Selkirk Burgh at a height of 465m
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About Three Brethren

The Three Brethren cairns mark the boundaries of the estates of Buccleuch, Yair and Selkirk Burgh at a height of 465m. They are visited by riders during the Selkirk Common Riding in June each year. The first cairn was built by Alexander Pringle, Laird of Yair and Whytbank Tower in 1512. However, one cairn was considered to be insufficient and another two were built at a later date. We do know that the hill is named as the Three Brethren on General Roy’s military maps from the mid 1700’s.
The cairns can be found at Grid Ref: NT432319. Please download the PDF for directions
Please be equipped by wearing suitable footwear and clothes and carry a map and compass.
If you want a longer walk, start from Selkirk https://walkscottishborders.com/route/the-three-brethren/

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