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Talnotry


Dumfries and Galloway

A location in the Galloway Forest Park, Dumfries and Galloway, Talnotry lies on the Queen's Way from New Galloway to Newton Stewart. A little settlement once sat at the foot of the Fell of Talnotry, where the Talnotry Bridge still crosses the Well Burn of Talnotry. There is a campsite here and on a nearby hill stands Murray's Monument, remembering Alexander Murray, Professor of Oriental Languages at the University of Edinburgh, who was born in a cottage at Dunkitterick, a mile (1.5 km) to the east of Talnotry. The Talnotry Trail leads up to the Buck Loup and Grey Mare's Tail waterfalls, together with two art installations; The Quorum and The Eye. Nearby is a Wild Goat Park created by the Forestry Commission in 1970.

Talnotry is also of interest geologically. At the Glen of the Bar, a mile (1.5 km) to the southwest, a small diorite intrusion gives rise to a rare assemblage of minerals including precious metals, along with nickel, arsenic and copper, and there is evidence of mining nearby.


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