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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Peebles (NT250403)
To:  Traquair (NT330346)
Distance:  7.4 miles (11.9 km)
Meets:  A72, B7088, B709
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Scottish Borders

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Route outline (key)
B7062 Peebles - Traquair

The B7062 is a secondary route along the valley of the River Tweed in Peeblesshire. The route was originally unclassified but gained its number in the mid-1930s.

Tweed Bridge, Peebles

The route starts at a mini-roundabout on the A72 at the western end of Peebles High Street by the Old Parish Church and heads south over the Tweed Bridge before bearing left onto Kingsmeadows Road to follow the river downstream. As the name suggests, there is a wide expanse of parkland (with a large car park) between the road and river here. Although there are a few houses on the other side, the road is largely bound with green spaces, with Victoria Road to the right. The road then turns away from the river a little, with a band of woodland along the river bank, and a couple of blocks of houses on the right, set back behind green spaces amongst trees. The trees continue, screening an industrial estate and modern housing estate, before the route reaches the edge of town. It turns south west across fields as it continues along the flat floor of the Tweed Valley.

After crossing a couple of burns, the valley narrows and the roads is forced to climb a little as it is squeezed between the river and Tor Hill. It then turns further away from the river as it passes to the south of Kailzie Gardens, and reaches its summit of around 190m. A long gentle descent, largely through trees, drops the route back to the riverbank. The forests to the south are popular with mountain bikers, and a golf course spans the river to the north. The route then enters the small, modern village of Cardrona, and the short B7088 turns right on a zig-zag route across the Tweed to reach the A72. The B7062 then skirts the south western edge of the village, but there are no properties facing onto the main road, and a line of trees screens much of the village from view. A left turn marks the further end of the village spine road, and then the golf course reappears, having curved along the riverbank right past the village!

A long straight continues southeastwards, past Cardrona House, before the road is again squeezed onto the riverbank, with the forested Wallace's Hill rising up to the right. A couple of tighter kinks sees the route diverge from the riverbank again, and follow another long straight through Howford as it climbs across the undulating foothills at the entrance to the valley of the Quair Water. The route winds a little as it skirts the grounds of Traquair House, and then dips down to cross the Quair Water. A short run then leads into the tiny village of Traquair itself, where it meets the B709 at a triangular junction with the village war memorial stood in the middle of the triangle.

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Other nearby roads
A72 • A701 • A703 • B712 • C127 (Borders)
B7000 – B7999
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
B7040 • B7041 • B7042 • B7043 • B7044 • B7045 • B7046 • B7047 • B7048 • B7049 • B7050 • B7051 • B7052 • B7053 • B7054 • B7055 • B7056 • B7057 • B7058 • B7059
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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