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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Calgow (NX427653)
To:  Newton Stewart (NX406647)
Distance:  1.9 miles (3.1 km)
Meets:  A712, A714, unclassified
Former Number(s):  A75
Highway Authorities

Dumfries and Galloway

Traditional Counties

Kirkcudbrightshire • Wigtownshire

Route outline (key)
B7079 Calgow - Newton Stewart
(A714) Newton Stewart - Creeside Industrial Estate
B7079 Creeside Industrial Estate - St Couan's Road

The B7079 follows the pre-bypass route of the A75 into Newton Stewart from the east.

Bridge over River Cree

The route starts on the A712 just north of that road's junction with the A75 at the eastern end of the Newton Stewart bypass, and heads northwest along the largely straight New Galloway Road. After a right kink by a cemetery, another straight follows, and the roadside soon becomes built-up as it enters Creebridge. Inititally the houses on the right are set back behind a grassy area and service road, with a range of business premises and a holiday park opposite. A slight kink to the left sees the route narrow as it runs between older buildings, with the slight hump of the bridge dead ahead. Creebridge and Minnigaff lie on the east bank of the River Cree, and were historically a different town to Newton Stewart, the former lying in Kirkcudbrightshire and the latter in Wigtownshire. Today it is all one urban area, one of the largest in the western part of Dumfries and Galloway.

The river is crossed on the old Bridge of Cree, and on the west bank the A714 immediately comes in from the right and TOTSOs, with the B7079, getting priority as it continues onto the southward A714, a relic of when the through route was the A75. Many maps suggest that this is the end of the B7079, but a curious anomaly means that the two routes now multiplex south through the town centre for half a mile, along Victoria Street, Albert Street and Queen Street. By the Bruce Hotel the B7079 regains its number by turning right into Station Road; this wide road is then followed west through the suburbs, climbing a little as it passes from older housing to newer properties set back behind hedges and gardens. Presently - and without warning - the road ahead is blocked and the B7079 ends, with traffic forced to turn right into the unclassified St Couan's Road. When the bypass was opened there was a junction here but this was severed in the 2000s. As far as can be ascertained, however, the B7079 retains this section west of the A714.

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B7080 • B7081 • B7082 • B7083 • B7084 • B7085 • B7086 • B7087 • B7088 • B7089 • B7090 • B7091 • B7092 • B7093 • B7094 • B7095 • B7096 • B7097 • B7098 • B7099
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