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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Rigside (NS884353)
To:  Lamington (NS971302)
Distance:  7.3 miles (11.7 km)
Meets:  A70, A73, A702
Highway Authorities

South Lanarkshire

Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
B7055 Rigside - Lamington

The B7055 is a rural route in south Lanarkshire. It was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932.

Towards Rigside

The route starts on the A70 to the east of Rigside and follows a narrow road southeastwards, losing the central line from the outset, although remaining wide enough for cars to pass most of the time. To begin with the route skirts a forest as it climbs steadily but after bearing left it runs between the trees, meandering between large clearings. It finds the dip between Whiteside Hill and Longmoor Hill, with a summit of around 355m before it starts to descend into the valley of the Garff Water. When it finally emerges from the trees, some shapely hills are visible ahead, while the Tinto Hills climb to the left. From a slight crest, the view ahead sudddenly becomes spectacular, and the road can be seen stretching away into the distance, with a steeper drop down to the flat valley floor. After levelling out, the route passes below another block of forestry and then winds round a farm. The route continues to follow the valley eastwards, passing between the Tinto Hills and Dungavel Hill.

Having almost reached the riverbank, the route, surprisingly, TOTSOs left to climb out of the valley again and reach Wiston. This small village is strung along the roadside for some distance, with the route curving through patches of woodland between houses. In the village centre there's a TOTSO right, where the road ahead remains reasonably wide and heads east to meet the A73. The B7055, meanwhile, turns onto a single track lane and drops down to cross the Garf Water. A short, narrow straight across fields then leads to a T-junction, where the unclassified road that the B7055 turned off at a previous TOTSO comes in from the right, having taken a shorter, wider and more obvious route to get here. The only explanation is that Wiston was felt to be a large enough settlement to warrant a classified road, even though there are many larger villages without. The B7055 therefore TOTSOs left and it's not long before it reaches the A73.

The main road is crossed at a slightly realigned staggered crossroads, after which the route heads southeast across reasonably flat land. A series of short straights alongside a strip of woodland, edging the grounds of Hardington House, lead to a steeper descent into the vast valley floor of the Clyde. Before reaching the river, the road has to climb over the West Coast Main Line, on the far side of which there's an easy bend to the right as the road squeezes in between the railway and the River Clyde. Lamington Bridge can be seen ahead, as the road runs across the riverside meadows before turning to cross the river and end immediately afterwards at a T-junction on the A702, in the shadow of Startup Hill.

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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
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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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