This woodland is largely deciduous, yet conifers thrive here too, allowing flowers and vegetation to flourish in the springtime. With wonderful views across the Solway Firth and gentle paths meandering through the forest, Barhill is situated just outside the attractive Artists' Town of Kirkcudbright. The swards of spring flowers are an enchanting sight which provide a welcoming scent on any spring morning. There are three walks of varying difficulty to challenge you, however, all routes are generally easy-going.
Barhill Wood is in Galloway Forest Park. Kirkcudbright is the nearest town or village.
From Newton Stewart: Follow A75 signposted Dumfries. After signs to Gatehouse, and then further on Cream o' Galloway, take next right signposted Kirkcudbright A755. Follow this road for several miles until you reach a T-junction. Turn right and then take next left. Passing supermarket on your right follow this road up hill for roughly half a mile. The car park is on the right.
From New Galloway: Follow the A762 to Ringford. Turn right onto A75 and then turn left following signs to Kirkcudbright. At T-junction turn right over Tongland bridge and head into the town. Shortly after reaching the shops take a left at the crossroads. Passing the supermarket on your right follow this road up hill for roughly half a mile. The car park is on the right.