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From:  Pennyglen (NS268108)
To:  Crosshill(S) (NS314054)
Via:  Maybole
Distance:  5.9 miles (9.5 km)
Meets:  A719, A77, B7024, B77, B741
Highway Authorities

South Ayrshire

Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
B7023 Pennyglen - Crosshill

The B7023 is a largely rural road in south Ayrshire. It was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932.

Maybole from the south

The route starts at a TOTSO T junction on the A719 beneath Mochram Hill and heads east, crossing some small fields before zigzagging through recently replanted woodland. Another short run past a holiday park and across a couple of fields leads to the new roundabout on the A77 Maybole Bypass. The roundabout has been built slightly offline, although the only remaining clue is the fence line on the southern side of the junction which follows the old road boundary. The B7023 then follows Culzean Road as it descends into Maybole. The newer housing estates back onto the main road, but a row of large, older detached and semi detached properties stand up a slight bank on the left. The route kinks left past a small park and then wiggles over the Ayr to Stranraer railway line and past the station entrance. The route then passes the back of the castle grounds, where it reaches a fork. The mainline of the B7023 TOTSOs right here, keeping on Culzean Road. Barns Terrace, ahead, is probably the B7024, although maps differ on the numbering here, with Barns Road also probably a part of the B7024, and both sometimes labelled as spurs of the B7023.

After passing both arms of the B7024, the B7023 reaches the High Street (now the B77, formerly the A77); this is crossed via a staggered crossroads. St Cuthbert's Road continues to descend, quite steeply at first, and becomes Crosshill Road by the old town cemetery. It isn't long, however, before the edge of the town is reached, with a large park on the left and then the new cemetery on the right. The road then starts to climb again then and follows a long sinuous straight section southeastwards across undulating terrain. At length the route curves round to a more southerly course, and as it crests a slight ridge, an expansive view suddenly opens up ahead. A long undulating straight then drops down into the valley of the Water of Girvan, which is crossed on Crosshill Bridge at the entrance to the village. Crosshill is a pleasant village with long rows of old stone houses and cottages along King Street, at the end of which the B7023 TOTSOs right by the war memorial and follows Dailly Road back to open country.

The last section of the route then runs roughly parallel to the meandering Water of Girvan as it heads south west for about half a mile. It passes a couple of farms as it climbs gently across the flank of the hills before crossing a ridge and dipping down to a junction. The route ends here at a TOTSO on the B741, where the mainline continues ahead for Dailly.

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Earlier iterations: B7000 • B7011 • B7035 • B7039 • B7054 • B7058

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