Glen Trool and Kirroughtree offer easily accessible waymarked walks of various lengths. Penninghame pond has an easy circuit of the pond .

The Merrick is a relatively straightforward and easy hill walk from the car park near Bruces Stane. The route climbs past the ruined Culsharg bothy then up on to Benyellary. After dropping slightly the final climb to the summit trig-point is made. Be aware that if descending in poor visibility a very common mistake is to walk down the west ridge into remote terrain. The total round-trip distance from Glen Trool to the summit and back is just under 8 miles.

The Southern Upland Way passes within 5 miles of Barrhill.
There are many miles of forrestry commision tracks surrounding Barrhill.