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Some visitor centres are open – check individual web pages for more information. Our trails, toilets and car parks remain open. Plan ahead and enjoy your visit safely.

Glen of the Bar

Where we are

COVID-19 update

Some FLS visitor centres are offering a reduced service, with walking and mountain bike trails remaining open, as are most toilets and car parks. Please check below for local updates on any closures.

We want to ensure your visit is an enjoyable and safe one.

Make sure you follow the Scottish Government’s FACTS advice – helping to protect yourself, your family and your local community, and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code helping to keep Scotland beautiful.

Latest forest information

  • The viewing platform is temporarily closed whilst engineers carry out essential inspection works. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Historic viewpoint at the head of a long tree-clad gully

Pause or picnic at this magnificent viewpoint over a tree-clad gully that runs for nearly a mile. Numerous animal bones have been found at the end of the gully, prompting historians to suggest that early peoples of the area herded wild animals into the steep sided ravine, and then hurled stones and spears at them to kill them.

Facilities & access

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Parking

You'll find parking, toilets (including accessible facilities), a café and a shop at Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre or Kirroughtree Visitor Centre at each end of the Queen's Way.

Getting here

The lay-by for Glen of the Bar is on the south side of the A712 (also known as The Queen's Way) between Newton Stewart and New Galloway.

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DG8 7BL is the nearest postcode.

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0300 067 6900 (option 2)
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