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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Drummore (NX135366)
To:  Castlemoor (NX129336)
Distance:  2.3 miles (3.7 km)
Meets:  A716, B7065, unclassified
Highway Authorities

Dumfries and Galloway

Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
B7041 Drummore - Castlemoor

The B7041 is a short route at the southern end of the Rhins of Galloway, making it the southernmost classified road in Scotland. It was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1930 when it is shown on the revised MOT map.


The route starts at the terminus of the A716 in Drummore and heads south west along Mill Street to a T junction at the far end. This curiously lined where both side roads have give way lines, suggesting priority is given to the driveway opposite Mill Street. The B7041 therefore has no option but to TOTSO left here and wind out of the village past a farm. A sharp right curve leads it up a winding hill above the Kildonan Burn to Damnaglaur, where it meets the B7065. The junction is a skewed crossroads, with the B7041 keeping left and turning south to run across the undulating hills high above Luce Bay which can be glimpsed to the east. To the west the hills rise a little higher, hiding the view of Northern Ireland, although the route does reach a summit of around 113m. After little more than a mile, however, the route terminates at a fork. Continue ahead for Cairngaan or turn left to reach the Mull of Galloway, the most southerly point of Scotland.

The distant lighthouse can be seen from the junction, and the volume of tourist traffic which heads this way is significant enough for the B7041 to be extended to the car park. The unclassified road instead drops steadily down the hill, little more than single track with passing places - the B7041 at least is generally wide enough for two cars to squeeze past each other. It dips almost to sea level to cross the narrow isthmus at Tarbet, and then climbs again, up past the café to end in a car park by the gates of the lighthouse, from where there's a stunning viewpoint across the Irish Sea.

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Cottages on the B7041 (C) Ann Cook - Geograph - 2726034.jpgB7041-drummore.jpg
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