Fender Burn

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Fender, a burn in Blair Athole parish, Perthshire, rising on the SW slope of Beuglo at an altitude of 3050 feet above sea-level, and running 65/8. miles south-westward along an alpine glen, till, after a total descent of 2400 feet, it falls into the river Tilt, 1 mile N by E of Blair Athole village. It makes three picturesque falls, the first about a mile from its mouth, the third at its influx to the Tilt; approaches the last fall through a narrow recess; and in a boiling and eddying series of five descents, to the aggregate depth of 30 feet, thunders into the Tilt at a point where the latter flows in dark gloom between two vertical cliffs of limestone rocks.Ord. Sur., sh. 55, 1869.

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