A notable hill of East Ayrshire, Distinkhorn rises to 386m (1266 feet) 3 miles (5 km) southeast of Darvel and 6 miles (10 km) northeast of Mauchline, close to the border with South Lanarkshire. Geologically interesting, Distinkhorn comprises the only granite intrusion exposed in the Midland Valley and has been dated to the Early Devonian period (390 million years ago). The Avon Water rises at Avon Head on its southern slopes, while the Cessnock Water rises just a few metres from that point but flows in the opposite direction.

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