Barvick Burn

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Barvick, a burn on the mutual boundary of Monzie and Monievaird parishes, Perthshire. It rises on Blue Craigs at 2500 feet above sea-level, and running 4½ miles SSE, falls into Turret Water, an affluent of the Earn, at a point 2 miles NNW of Crieff. In this short course it makes a descent of 2200 feet, through a broken, declivitous, very deep dell, where it leaps from ledge to ledge in an almost constant succession of small cascades, sometimes 100 feet below the brow of its banks. Overhung all the way by steep rocks, bare and frowning, or adorned with profusion of natural wood, it makes, in the last furlong of its career, a fall or series of falls of between 500 and 600 feet.

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