Euchan Water, a rivulet in Sanquhar parish, NW Dumfriesshire, rising on the SE slope of Blacklarg Hill, close to the meeting-point of Dumfries, Kirkcudbright, and Ayr shires, and running 9¼ miles east-north-eastward through mountain scenery, till it falls into the Nith opposite Sanquhar Castle, after a total descent of 1500 feet.—Ord. Sur., sh. 15, 1864.
It traverses a deep, rocky, and finely wooded ravine, and makes a waterfall a mile above its mouth. Trout, of ¼ lb. each, are plentiful; and salmon and sea-trout collect in a pool below the fall.
The cache is in Euchan Glen, just a short walk from the nearby Euchan Bridge, a listed building. The bridge is early/mid 19th century with a single segmental arch over Euchan Water. It is build of coursed, squared rubble with ashlar voussoirs and parapet coping, the parapets widened at approaches.
The cache is hidden in the rock face just above the old spring. This natural spring is ancient but the current metal facing dates from the time that there was a mill sited on the far side of the road and bridge at Euchan Foot (now replaced by a house). The mill was built in 1704 and was horse powered, records are not clear what was produced at the mill.
The water from the spring is safe to drink but the cache owner takes no responsibility for persons drinking the water.
The cache is a micro to enable hiding in this area. Please bring your own pen.