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Frog at Auchendrane

River Doon & Auchendrane Estate

The River Doon flows from Loch Doon in Ayrshire to join the Firth of Clyde just south of Ayr. It flows north-west, passing close to the town of Dalmellington, and through the villages of Patna, Dalrymple and Alloway.

Loch Doon itself was dammed in the 1930s to provide water to the Galloway Hydro Electric Scheme, operated today by Scottish Power.

The river Doon is just over 63 kilometres long (including the Loch) and has a catchment area of 324 square kilometres. The main land uses are woodland, rough and improved grassland.

Pictures below are the River Doon flowing through the Auchendrane estate. The lands of Auchendrane 3 miles south of Ayr date back before the 14th Century.

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River Doon
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River Doon Waterfall
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River Doon Watermill
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River Doon Grassland
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Auchendrane Stables
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Auchendrane Workshop Buildings

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River Doon near Patna
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