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B7021

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B7021
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Whithorn (NX445408)
To:  Drumtroddan (NX360441)
Distance:  6.1 miles (9.8 km)
Meets:  A746, B7085
Highway Authorities

Dumfries and Galloway

Traditional Counties

Wigtownshire

Route outline (key)
B7021 Whithorn – Drumtroddan

The B7021 is a rural route on Wigtownshire's Machars Peninsula.

South of Whithorn Moss

The route starts on the A746 at the northern end of the small town of Whithorn, just north of the fork between that route and the B7004. It quickly leaves the town behind and heads west, passing a series of large farm sites at Bishopton as it climbs along two long straights. It continues striding out across fields peppered with scattered farms, crossing a summit of 84m, with wide verges between old drystone walls on either side of the carriageway. The landscape is one of gently rolling hills, the road being a series of short straights and sweeping bends as it undulates westwards. Large forestry plantations can be seen off to the north and south at times, but there are few trees on the roadside, often resulting in a vast blue skyscape overhead. After the junction at Drumrae, the road climbs over two ridges, with shallow cutting at the summit of each. It then sweeps down around the farm at Barwinnock and curves round to head west.

A long straight follows, towards the end of which the route dips down through some woodland. On the far side, the road curves round a short climb and, a lone standing stone is briefly visible on the horizon off to the right, its neighbours lying down for a rest. Less than half a mile further on, the B7021 comes to an end at a sharp, near-hairpin bend on the B7085. This route retains priority as it turns through the junction presumably due to its previous life as the southern part of the A714.

History

The route was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1930 when it is first shown on the revised MOT map.




B7021
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