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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  St John's Town of Dalry (NX623813)
To:  High Bridge of Ken (NX616903)
Distance:  6 miles (9.7 km)
Meets:  A702, B729
Highway Authorities

Dumfries and Galloway

Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
B7000 St John's Town of Dalry - High Bridge of Ken
This article is about the current B7000 north of St John's Town of Dalry.
For the original B7000 south of St John's town of Dalry, see B7000 (Balmaclennan - Bogue)

The B7000 is a secondary road, running up the eastern side of the Glenkens valley in north Kirkcudbrightshire. It was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932.

Near Cuckoostone Cottage

The route starts on the A702 towards the eastern end of St John's Town of Dalry and runs north, passing a couple of houses as it leaves the small town behind. The route is often narrow as it winds between fields, but retains a centre line most of the time. It climbs steadily for the first half mile or so, passing some small patches of woodland and a couple of farms, before dipping down to cross the Earlstoun Burn. Climbing again, it passes another farm, closer to the road, and a few more patches of woodland, but there is a long stretch of around a mile before the next house is found. After climbing past the 160m contour, the route levels out, and although undulating with the hills above Earlstoun Loch, it maintains this sort of height past the junction at Cuckoo Stone. There is then a long winding curve around the steep slopes of Glenhoul Hill, before the route dips a little to cross the Black Water. This little stream has been diverted north into Kendoon Loch, which can soon be seen below.

A slightly steeper climb lifts the route up to its summit of 203m on Shiel Hill, and then it drops down to cross the very narrow High Bridge of Ken over the Water of Ken. On the north side the route plunges into forestry and climbs a little to end at a T junction on the B729 shortly afterwards.

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Watchout for Nutkin on the B7000! - Geograph - 553971.jpgHigh Bridge of Ken - Geograph - 730076.jpg
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New Galloway
B7000 – B7999
B7000 • B7001 • B7002 • B7003 • B7004 • B7005 • B7006 • B7007 • B7008 • B7009 • B7010 • B7011 • B7012 • B7013 • B7014 • B7015 • B7016 • B7017 • B7018 • B7019
B7020 • B7021 • B7022 • B7023 • B7024 • B7025 • B7026 • B7027 • B7028 • B7029 • B7030 • B7031 • B7032 • B7033 • B7034 • B7035 • B7036 • B7037 • B7038 • B7039
B7040 • B7041 • B7042 • B7043 • B7044 • B7045 • B7046 • B7047 • B7048 • B7049 • B7050 • B7051 • B7052 • B7053 • B7054 • B7055 • B7056 • B7057 • B7058 • B7059
B7060 • B7061 • B7062 • B7063 • B7064 • B7065 • B7066 • B7067 • B7068 • B7069 • B7070 • B7071 • B7072 • B7073 • B7074 • B7075 • B7076 • B7077 • B7078 • B7079
B7080 • B7081 • B7082 • B7083 • B7084 • B7085 • B7086 • B7087 • B7088 • B7089 • B7090 • B7091 • B7092 • B7093 • B7094 • B7095 • B7096 • B7097 • B7098 • B7099
Earlier iterations: B7000 • B7011 • B7035 • B7039 • B7054 • B7058

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