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A714

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A714
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From:  Girvan (NX417526)
To:  Braehead (NX184964)
Distance:  38 miles (61.2 km)
Meets:  A77, A75, A746
Old route now:  B7085
Highway Authorities

Dumfries and Galloway • South Ayrshire

Traditional Counties

Ayrshire • Kirkcudbrightshire • Wigtownshire

Route outline (key)
A714 Girvan - Braehead
A714 Braehead - Port William

Route

The A714 is a coast-to-coast road running north-south in South-West Scotland.

Girvan - Braehead

Clachaneasy

The road starts at a roundabout on the A77 on the edge of Girvan and heads south, following the railway line through a pass to reach Pinmore and, later, the River Stinchar. At Pinwherrie it starts to climb again and the railway line is left behind at Barrhill. The A714 then climbs out of the valley to cross the generally wooded moorland. The River Cree is crossed then met again a few miles further on at Bargrennan; it is then followed to Newton Stewart. It used to multiplex with the A75 in the centre of town but that road now bypasses the town to the south and therefore the A714 is the only A-road in the town centre.

South of the A75 Newton Stewart bypass, the land is now much flatter. Remaining slightly inland, the A714 goes through Wigtown where there are TOTSOs either end of the main street. The B7005 is met either side of town; this shorter road forms the signposted bypass for through traffic. A short distance further on, apparently in the middle of nowhere, the A714 ends on a T-junction with the A746 and B7085 just to the north of Braehead. Unusually, all three directions at the junction have different road numbers.

History

The reason for the unusual southern end to the A714 is because it originally turned off at the T-junction and followed the B7085 to its other end at Port William. The road was downgraded in the 1970s.




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