|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||West Linton (NT149520)|
|Distance:||6.8 miles (10.9 km)|
|Meets:||A702, A701, A72|
|Route outline (key)|
The B7059 is a road of two halves in north Peeblesshire. It was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932.
The road starts at a triangular junction on the A702 in West Linton, with the Gordon Arms Hotel in the triangle. After the two directions meet we follow the winding Main Street through the village centre, bearing left after passing the church to avoid crossing the Lyne Water. We now follow Station Road out of town. After some fields we pass a few buildings on and around the station site; the line has gone but the station remains if you know what to look for.
We continue across relatively flat land, passing beneath Broomlee Hill to the left, then bear right to descend to a T-junction on the A701. There's then a multiplex to the right for about a mile through Damside. Our road regains its number by turning left in Romannobridge, just before the A701 crosses the Lyne Water.
On the far side of the settlement there's a bit more flat land after which the terrain alters completely. We now follow the valley of the Lyne Water, with some high hills on both sides. It's not long before we finally cross the Lyne Water, then continue to follow it downstream. After running a short distance up the side of the valley we descend into the bottom as the valley opens out. After passing close to Drochil Castle another valley comes in from the right and we cross the flat land at the join to cross the Tarth Water and end immediately afterwards at a triangular junction on the A72.