The Water of Girvan
From the Keirs Hills the river is sourced from Loch Spallander Reservoir and travels
north west to the village of Kirkmichael, and a further mile west the river is joined
by the river from Loch Brandon reservoir in the Carrick Forrest which adds to the
depth and splendour of the river. At Old Dailly a further river from Penwhapple
Reservoir in Hardyard Hill pours into The Water of Girvan and the river.
Most of the arable land lies in a flat alluvial plain between the sea and the steep
ground rising from a mile inland. Girvan Mains, just north of the town, and Shallochpark
Farm, at Glendoune on the slopes just above the town, are among the finest farms
in the county.
Angling Club offers river and still water fishing on the River Girvan to
everyone, irrespective of age and ability.