|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||7.3 miles (11.7 km)|
|Meets:||A70, A73, A702|
|Route outline (key)|
The B7055 is a rural road in south Lanarkshire. It was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932.
It starts on the A70 to the east of Rigside and follows a narrow road southeastwards, losing the central line from the outset. To begin with the road skirts a forest but after bearing left we run through the trees. Presently we start to descend into a valley, with the Tinto Hills clearly visible to the left.
After levelling out we pass between the Tinto Hills and Dungavel Hill alongside the Garf Water. The road then, surprisingly, TOTSOs left to climb out of the valley again and reach Wiston. In the village centre there's a TOTSO right (the road ahead heads east to the A73) and we cross the Garf Water to reach a T-junction. The unclassified road we left earlier comes in from the right, having taken a shorter and more obvious route to get here. We TOTSO left and it's not long before we reach the A73.
The main road is crossed at a staggered crossroads, after which we head southeast across flat land and soon go over the West Coast Main Line. There's a bend to the right as the road squeezes in between the railway and the River Clyde before we cross the river and end immediately afterwards at a T-junction on the A702, in the shadow of Startup Hill.