The Three Brethren

Walking Route

The Three Brethren

Walking

One of Scottish Borders’ iconic hills (465m), topped with three impressive cairns demarking the meeting of three estates – Buccleuch Estate, Yair Estate and Selkirk Burgh.

This is a hill walk and we recommend that you carry a more detailed map, for example, an ordnance survey sheet. This route starts on the Corbie Linn track that is lined with a magnificent stand of Douglas fir; Corbie is a Scot’s word for crow.

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Distance:
6.5mi / 10.5km
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Total climb:
1,607ft / 490m
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Total descent:
1,607ft / 490m
Towns along route:
Selkirk
Difficulty:
Moderate
Difficulty notes:
Forestry tracks/paths, field margins and open hill. Boots or strong shoes needed, parts can be muddy.
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What you'll see

Selkirk

Towns & Villages

Selkirk is one of the oldest Royal Burghs in Scotland and also one of the earliest settlements in what is now the Scottish Borders.