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Miles of trails to explore in glorious Ayrshire countryside

Barr Trails

Unwind on the Barr Trails

You could happily spend a week’s holiday exploring the countryside around the remote Ayrshire village of Barr. Nearly 20 miles (32 km) of paths criss-cross the rolling countryside through forest, along riversides and across open hills.

The trails here cross land belonging to other individuals and organisations as well as Forestry Commission Scotland. You’re sure to enjoy them all.


Parking Picnic area Walking Cycling

Life’s essentials

You’ll find places to eat in Barr village.

Walking trails


Cycling trails


Mountain biking trails


There’s a rich history to ‘The Barr’, as it’s known locally. For more about the place, and the stories you’ll pass through on the trails, check the Barr Village Paths page.

Check out more information about places to stay and the history of Barr village, and what makes it a great place for a weekend away.

Contact: Galloway Forest District

Address: Creebridge, Newton Stewart

Postcode: DG8 6AJ

Telephone: 0300 067 6800

Email: galloway@forestry.gsi.gov.uk


How to get here

To reach the forest car park, take the single track road from the Kings Hotel in Barr village, following the Water of the Gregg. Pass the village school and continue for about ½ mile (800 metres), then turn left at the first fork to reach the car park at grid reference NX 285 943.

Using SatNav?

KA26 9TN is the nearest postcode.


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