Dumfries and Galloway

An 18th Century village at an altitude of 180m (590 feet) above sea level in N Dumfries and Galloway, Carsphairn lies on the Water of Deugh, 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Dalmellington. The village is a centre for outdoor pursuits, particularly hill-walking, and there is a Heritage Centre. In the churchyard are the burial enclosure of the Macadams of Waterhead and the headstone of the Covenanting martyr Rodger Dunn (d.1689). Copper, lead, silver and zinc were discovered to the west at Woodhead and mines were operated from the 19th century until the late 1950s.

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