Barr - High Changue - Connolly Glen - Water of Gregg - Barr

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Deep and high in the Carrick hills, this is a forest walk and extremely rural and miles from anywhere. There are five laid-out trails starting close to Bar village from the trail's car park. The trail described here is called The Devil's Footprint Trail, and on the hill above High Changue you can still see the Devil's footprints, the circle drawn by a sword, and the mark of the Bible clearly visible on the grass. All of the trails are colour coded and fairly clearly marked so it would be easy to the walk in the reverse direction. This walk is signed with small blue arrows and is mainly along forest tracks with a couple of long connection footpaths which are very well constructed, very steep in places, and easy to follow. In spring and summer numerous wildflowers such as primroses and bluebells can be seen in this area, and the edge of the burn is planted with small-leafed lime. There are no stiles or kissing gates, and you are unlikely to get lost. The return route is alongside the Water of Gregg which is quite wide and can be clearly seen and heard as it gurgles down the glen.

The walk is most suitable for teenagers, senior citizens and anyone in-between. Excellent for dogs, but hopeless for wheelchairs and buggies. Suitable footwear will be anything stout and flat soled, but boots will be best and there should be no problems for anyone wearing shorts (except for the horse flies in summer). Unfortunately, there are few facilities. There is a picnic table at the car park and a few bench seats along the start of the route, and the community shop and café in Glenginnet Road which will have toilets and is open mornings weekdays, and until 4.30 at weekends.

Scotland - South Scotland - Ayrshire and Arran - Galloway Forest Park


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland