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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Cults (NX468446)
To:  Isle of Whithorn (NX476365)
Distance:  5.6 miles (9 km)
Meets:  B7004, B7004
Highway Authorities

Dumfries and Galloway

Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
B7063 Cults - Isle of Whithorn

The B7063 is a link road on Galloway's Machars Peninsula. It was originally unclassified but gained its number in the mid-1930s. The road is a short-cut for the B7004, which road detours west to serve Whithorn.

Isle of Whithorn

The route starts at a T junction with the B7004 a mile or so south of Garlieston, slightly inland from Rigg Bay. It heads south, initially winding through woodland as it curves around the low Gallow Hill. Although it is never far from the coast, there are only a couple of glimpses of Wigtown Bay through the trees. Further on, the land rises a little between the road and coast, with the ruinous Cruggleton Church sat out in a field, a hint at the religious significance of the routes destination. After passing the small Palmallet Loch and neighbouring farm, the road finally climbs a little to offer a view of the sea out to the east. The route continues to wind southwards, slipping between the low hills and passing just a smattering of farms along the way. The landscape is a little too flat for the views to be spectacular, but on a clear day, the vast blue sky overhead is incredible, and on the distant horizon to the north, the shadowy shapes of the Galloway Hills can be seen.

At length, the route comes to a T junction with an unclassified road from Whithorn, where it TOTSOs left. The route, now effectively single track, then drops down to the coast at Portyerrock Bay, which offers some much more expansive views across Wigtown Bay and the hills beyond. After curving around the bay, with its little beaches, the route climbs again over the headland. The substantial Isle Farm sits near the crest of this climb, and from here there are some spectacular views north across the Bay to the hills beyond. Once over the top, the village of Isle of Whithorn comes into view ahead, with the road dropping round a right hand bend. The entrance to the village is marked with a development of bungalows, and a couple of small blocks of flats, but soon the road drops down to its terminus, again on the B7004, in the heart of the village, where pretty whitewashed terraces stretch around the harbour.

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B7000 – B7999
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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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