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From:  West Linton (NT149520)
To:  Drochil (NT163428)
Distance:  6.8 miles (10.9 km)
Meets:  A702, A701, A72
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Route outline (key)
B7059 West Linton -Halmyre Mains
(A701) Halmyre Mains - Romannobridge
B7059 Romannobridge - Drochil

The B7059 is a route of two halves in north Peeblesshire. It was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932.

West Linton

The route starts at a triangular junction on the A702 in West Linton, with the Gordon Arms Hotel sat in the triangle. After the two directions meet it follows the narrow and winding Main Street through the village centre, which is home to some lovely old buildings, and an eclectic mix of shops. The route bears left onto Station Road after passing the church and village green. The right fork crosses the Lyne Water and perhaps forms a slightly shorter route to Romannobridge. Apart from the last few houses, Station Road is lined with older properties as it runs south east out of town. The road remains reasonably straight as it crosses fields, before passing a few buildings on and around the old station site; the line has gone but the station remains if you know what to look for. Although this is a fairly rural section of the route, more buildings can be seen close at hand, with the Broomlee Outdoor centre on the right.

Continue south east across relatively flat land, the route climbs a little as it passes beneath Broomlee Hill to the left, then bears right in a strip of woodland to descend back towards the river. A final straight leads to a T-junction on the A701. There's then a multiplex to the right for about a mile through Damside and into Romanno Bridge, where the route resumes by turning left just before the A701 crosses the Lyne Water. The route is now following the river much more closely as it flows south. After emerging from the village, there's a bit more flat land after which the terrain alters completely, with some high hills on both sides. It's not long before the route crosses the River at Newlands Bridge, then turns hard left to continue to follow it downstream. There is a slight climb up the side of the valley, but the road soon descends back into the bottom as the valley opens out again. After passing close to Drochil Castle another valley comes in from the right and the route follows a short straight across the flat land to cross the Tarth Water on Tarth Bridge It ends immediately afterwards at a triangular junction on the A72.

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The B7059 entering West Linton in Peeblesshire - Geograph - 1394494.jpgNewlands Bridge - Geograph - 5780532.jpgTarth Bridge - Geograph - 153577.jpg
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