Star.pngStar.pngStar.pngStar.pngStar grey.png


From Roader's Digest: The SABRE Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Location Map ( geo)
Cameraicon.png View gallery (2)
From:  Garlieston (NX467462)
To:  Spittal (NX357579)
Distance:  11.8 miles (19 km)
Meets:  B7004, A746, B7085, B7005, B733
Highway Authorities

Dumfries and Galloway

Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
B7052 Garlieston - Sorbie
(A746) Sorbie - Waulkmill
B7052 Waulkmill - Culmazie
(B7005) Culmazie - Low Malzie
B7052 Low Malzie - Spittal

The B7052 is a secondary road on Galloway's Machars Peninsula. It was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932.

The B7052 at Airies Hill Plantation

Starting at a TOTSO junction with the B7004 west of Garlieston, the B7052 initially heads north towards Sorbie Church, crossing the Kilfillan Bridge, before turning sharply left. It then runs west for just over a mile, winding across fields and around the lower slopes of the hills to the south to reach Sorbie itself. After passing the ruinous old parish church, it runs along Main Street, with houses to the left and fields to the right, to meet the A746 at a T junction. The two routes then multiplex north for nearly half a mile before the B7052 resumes at a left turn signed Whauphill. For the next mile the route curves gently north westwards across what appears to be a wide flat landscape, although breaks in the trees on the left reveal low hills rising to the south. A gentle climb around a sharper right hand bend takes the road around Little Aires Hill, after which it is more of the same, with wide flat fields stretching away to the north and an area of forestry to the south.

A longer straight then leads into Whauphill village, where the B7052 has to give way to the B7085 at a crossroads. Most of the houses sit along Main Street, the B7085, so the route is soon back out in the countryside, winding gently across the fields and now signed for Kirkcowan. There are still very few houses or farms close to the roadside, although a handful can be seen scattered out in the rolling fields. There are a couple of longer straights, and at South Clutag the route seems to reach its summit at just below 50m. It then drifts down a slight valley to meet the B7005 at Culmazie. There is another short multiplex north then, a third of a mile later, the route turns left onto the final stretch. It dips down past Low Malzie farm to cross the Water of Malzie on Malzie Bridge. The route then continues north west across the fields, running between old stone walls and wide grassy verges rich with wild flowers in the spring. The landscape seems flatter than ever, meaning that the distant Galloway Hills to the north can be seen rising up on the horizon.

The route slowly winds into the wide, shallow valley of the River Bladnoch, although trees generally hide any chance of a view of the river itself. The road also curves behind the low bumps of Barflawen Hill and Spittal Hill, before coming to an end at a T junction with the B733 just west of Spittal Bridge.

Related Pictures
View gallery (2)
The B7052 at Airies Hill Plantation - Geograph - 562124.jpgMalzie Bridge - Geograph - 2157759.jpg
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

SABRE - The Society for All British and Irish Road Enthusiasts
Discuss - Digest - Discover - Help