Glen of the Bar
Glen of the Bar Forest Notices
We hope you’ve been enjoying the walking trails at your nearby forests during lockdown. As Scottish Government COVID-19 restrictions ease, we look forward to welcoming you back more fully, and are working hard to reopen our facilities as soon as safely possible.
At this location:
- The car park is open and will be free of charge.
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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