Glen of the Bar
Glen of the Bar Forest Notices
COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
At this location:
- The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.
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
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.
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.
DG8 7BL is the nearest postcode.
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