Forest Trails & Paths 

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”John Muir 

Barr is an excellent base for walking, forming part of The Carrick Way and the routes forming part of The Ayrshire Walking Festival. There are various walks through the Changue Forest. Nearly 20 miles of paths have been joined to form circular routes by riverside, forest and open hill. Access is thanks to the goodwill and generosity of the landowners and Forest Enterprise. To reach the forest car park, at the (closed) King’s Arms Hotel take the single track road following the Water of the Gregg up past the village school for 1 km (0.6 of a mile), then left at the first fork to the car park where the start to the four walks begin.

Every trail is designated by a coloured arrow, blue, yellow, red and green.


Hadyard Hill windfarm extension abandoned

Controversial wind turbines to the east and north of Barr will not be built

Accolade for the village shop — update

Barr Community Shop and Cafe’s contribution to improving rural lives

Barr Road Closure

30th Oct – 24th Nov
9.30 am – 3.30pm daily

Mobile Library Autumn timetable

Tuesdays ~ 26/09, 24/10, 21/11
1.30 – 3.30pm