Known locally as ‘The Barr’, this beautiful conservation village nestles amid the Carrick hills beside the converging rivers Stinchar and Gregg.

Surrounded by beautiful scenery and away from the beaten track, Barr offers a haven for wildlife and a welcome retreat to those seeking to unwind. Click here and here for the Barr Trails maps.

Barr’s past is peppered with tall tales and colourful characters. Remote and secluded, the Stinchar valley endeared itself to rogues and smugglers for centuries and still offers a warm welcome to today’s visitors seeking a more innocent form of escape.

Continuing its long tradition of great hospitality, Barr is perfectly placed as a base for the many local adventure activities such as

Village Hall

  • Hill-walking & hiking
  • Cycling & mountain biking
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Paragliding, Diving, Kayaking 

The Barr is a welcome antidote to everyday stress and has attracted artists, writers and photographers among its appreciative visitors.

The environment can be wild and challenging, yet rich in diversity with flora and fauna to delight the naturalist, a haven for wildlife. You may even find the rare butterfly orchid if you tread carefully.

Remember you don’t have to be a member of Facebook to visit the Barr community fb page  

Find out Barr’s latest news on Barr Parish Development Company’s plans towards future sustainability for the village on the Development page

Email the ‘communitycouncil@barrvillage.co.uk’  with ideas, suggestions or opinions for Barr.

Local funding application forms can be found on the Community Council page.


Barr Bowling Club Open Pairs Competition

Saturday 30th July – £100 prize

New afforestation proposal

A new plantation is proposed at Knockeen. Comments etc. by 11 July 2016.

Barr Gala – Pictures

See the pics of the day – 11th June

Millenderdale Windfarm: modified plans resubmitted

View the plans in the village hall