The River Stinchar, whose source is in the Carrick Forrest from the waters of Loch
Linfern travels to the coast via the conservation village of Barr. There are a number
of footpaths that start in this village for those who enjoy a walk in the countryside.
As the river moves south it passes a number of other small villages until it reaches
Ballantrae on the coast.
Ardstinchar Castle situated just outside the Ballantrae dates back to 1421 and
the old three arch bridge which was built of stone from the castle, from here there
are superb views out toward the estuary. This bridge continued to be used until
the new bridge was built in 1964.
If fishing in the river Stinchar you are most likely to catch salmon and sea trout.
Information on fishing on the River Stinchar can be found on their website. www.stincharfishing.co.uk