Water of Feugh

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The Water of Feugh below the Bridge of Feugh near Banchory

The Water of Feugh is a stream in Kincardineshire that is the largest tributary to the River Dee, joining it at Banchory during the latter river’s passage through the north of Kincardineshire.

The Feugh rises in the Mounth, in an area known as the Forest of Birse, and has a particularly scenic aspect in a series of cascades at the Bridge of Feugh slightly above its point of discharge to the Dee.


The Water of Feugh is a tributary of the River Dee, forming a confluence at Banchory. Classified in the Strahler Stream Order system the Water of Feugh is a second order river, with tributaries including the Burn of Curran and the Burn of Knock. The pH level of the greenish or orange-brown waters of the Water of Feugh is slightly alkaline with a pH of 8.19.[1] Summer water temperatures near the mouth run approximately 14.1 degrees Celsius.

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  1. Hogan, C. Michael, History of Muchalls Castle, Natural History section (2005)