River Nith, Dumfries

4.7
#6 of 12 in Parks in Dumfries
Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Water Body
For the river in southwestern Ontario, see Nith River.The River Nith (Scottish Gaelic: Abhainn Nid; Latin: Novius) is a river in south-west Scotland. The Nith rises in the Carsphairn hills of East Ayrshire, more precisely between Prickeny Hill and Enoch Hill, 4.4 miles (7.1 km) east of Dalmellington. For the majority of its course it flows in a southerly direction through Dumfries and Galloway and then into the Solway Firth at Airds point.
The territory through which the river flows is called Nithsdale (historically known as "Stranit" from Scottish Gaelic: Strath Nid, "valley of the Nith").
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  • The river is on the edge of the shopping area of the town and is worth a visit for a change of pace. The weir is a good spot to sit on one of the many benches and watch the fast flow of the water...  more »
  • The river Nith winds through Dumfries and has a well-maintained pathway as well as a park and bridges for vehicles and pedestrians. On a nice day, it is lovely and picturesque. The water does seem to....  more »

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