Mennock Water

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Minnick Water, a rivulet of Sanquhar parish, Dumfriesshire, rising at an altitude of 1740 feet, on the north-western slope of Lowther Hill, close to the Lanarkshire boundary, and 9 furlongs SSE of Wanlockhead. Thence it runs 67/8 miles west-south-westward receiving in its progress three tributaries, each nearly equal to itself in volume, and falls into the Nith, just below Minnock-Bridge village, 2 miles SE of Sanquhar. Some wildly romantic spots, interesting both for their own scenery and for association with traditions of the Covenanters, are on its banks; and a road goes up all its vale to Wanlockhead, leading thence to Leadhills and Upper Strathclyde.—Ord. Sur., sh. 15, 1864.

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