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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Yair Bridge (NT458326)
To:  Boleside (SW) (NT489326)
Distance:  2.3 miles (3.7 km)
Meets:  A707, A7
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Route outline (key)
B7060 Yair Bridge - Boleside

The B7060 is a link road along the valley of the River Tweed in Selkirkshire.

The Rink

The route starts on the A707 at Yair Bridge and heads east along the tree lined north bank of the Tweed before starting to climb away from the river. A series of narrow, twisty bends between high hedges climb steadily across the fields, before the road levels out and a brief break in the trees allows a pleasant view across the Tweed Valley. A short, level straight through the trees leads onto another twisty section as the road curves around Rink Hill, climbing gently to a summit of just under 150m. Some of the bends on the descent are perhaps slightly sharper than expected, and just after passing the houses and farm at The Rink, a wide junction for a minor road is the only intermediate junction on the route. The route drops back down to the bank of the Tweed at Tweed Bridge. It does not cross the river here, but loosely follows the former line of the A7 along the valley to the north end of the new A7 bridge over the Tweed about a mile southwest of Boleside.


The route was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932. It originally ended at the northern end of the old Tweed Bridge on the A7. However, when the new bridge was built in 1974, and the A7 diverted, the B7060 was extended a short distance downstream to meet the new road. Although this extension is initially along the old A7, it then curves away from the riverbank by a layby, where the old road stayed closer to the river. This deviation allows the B7060 to curve round and meet the new A7 alignment at a right angled T junction, rather than a sharper fork junction. The cycle route that passes under the new bridge is perhaps closer to the old A7 line, although the construction of the new bridge has made it impossible to be precise.

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The B7060 road by The Rink - Geograph - 1756855.jpgOld Tweed Bridge (C) Iain Lees - Geograph - 749974.jpg
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