Thursday, 23 November 2023
In November 1923, only four years after the establishment of the Forestry Commission, Glenmore was purchased from the Duke of Gordon. 2023 marks 100 ye...
Barhill Woods is a lovely mixed woodland of broadleaves and conifers, right on the doorstep of Kirkcudbright. This attractive town is famous as the home of many Scottish artists, and Barrhill Woods are just the place to come for some inspiration. The woods are especially pretty in late spring, when bluebells cover the ground.
There are great views over Kirkcudbright and its harbour, while the forest is alive with blackbirds and thrushes: listen for the rustle as they search for food among the leaves. You might hear the drumming of woodpeckers too.
The Yellow Woodland Trail is closed due to storm damage.
A peaceful stroll through the shady beech, spruce and larch woodland on Bar Hill, which is alive with wildlife.
Mostly firm gravel and earth surface with some uneven and potentially muddy sections. Includes some steep slopes and a short narrow section.
Allow ½ hour
You’ll find public toilets and plenty of places to eat in Kirkcudbright.
There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.
If you’re in Kirkcudbright already, you can walk right into the wood from Silver Craigs Avenue or Woodlands Road.
For the car park, follow the B727, signposted to Gelston, from the centre of Kirkcudbright. The car park is about 1/3 mile (530 metres) up this road on the right hand side.
Nearest postcode: DG6 4XY
Several bus routes serve Kirkcudbright. You’ll find details at Traveline Scotland.
Tranquil woodland on the edge of Gatehouse of Fleet