It flowes fae its soorce near Sanchar in the Soothren Uplands an jynes the River Nith twa mile soothwast o Thornhill. The tot lenth is 19 mile. Durin its coorse it descends fae 1,640 fit tae 180 fit altitude, an forms pairt o the boond atween Tynron Pairish an Keir Pairish.
The river is weel kent for troot fishin an canoein, espeicially at the Glenmarlin Faws near Penpont. A local leegend tells o the ghaists o a horse an its rider that drount in a deep puil, kent colloquial as the Black Hole, at the bottom o the faws.
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