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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Glenluce (W) (NX184567)
To:  Sandhead (N) (NX100511)
Distance:  7.1 miles (11.4 km)
Meets:  A75, B7077, A716
Former Number(s):  A75, A715
Highway Authorities

Dumfries and Galloway

Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
B7084 Glenluce – Sandhead

The B7084 is a rural road along the northern side of Wigtownshire's Luce Bay.


Torrs Warren

The route turns off the A75 to the west of Glenluce and curves round to head west past a golf course along the former line of the A75. As such it is a reasonably wide road with long sweeping bends as it crosses the flat landscape at the head of Luce Bay. After passing a farm, the route bears left, slowly diverging from the A75 to the north. This was the point where the B7084 originally turned off the A75, but now there is no connection to the A-road here. The route continues to meander westwards across the flat land to find the Piltanton Burn, where it turns sharply left to cross Piltanton Bridge before curving back to the west as it passes through a wood. Another bend turns it south west, and soon it is out of the trees and passes a couple of houses to reach a junction with the B7077. The route TOTSOs left here, onto a long tree lined straight, while the B7077 continues ahead.

The route now heads southwest with the dunes on the left (part of a danger area) and the former RAF West Freugh airfield on the right, both largely hidden by the trees and bushes. The road narrows a little as it winds through some bends, and then at last the trees come to an end and the views open up across the vast flat landscape to either side. After a road junction the route passes between a sand quarry and farmland. It's then not long before journey's end at a T-junction on the A716. The small coastal village of Sandhead is a short distance further along the coast and the A-road continues beyond in the direction of the Mull of Galloway.


The route of the B7084 was all Class I in the 1960s, as the A75 and A715

On classification in 1922 the B7084 did not exist, although the whole of the present route was classified. The eastern end of the route was the A75 mainline, then the road was numbered as the A715 as far as the present B7077 junction and the B736 beyond. Within a couple of years, the B736 and A715 swapped routes, only for the new B736 (now the B7077) to be upgraded to an A road once more and gain the A757 number. It appears to have reverted to be the B7077 a few years before the A715 was renumbered.

The A715 was downgraded around 1990 and the B7084 took its place. The road was extended east when the A75 Dunragit bypass was built in 2014.

Related Pictures
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Junction of the B7084 with the A75 - Geograph - 1626920.jpgB7084 at West Freugh (C) Andy Farrington - Geograph - 2102518.jpgB7084 at Torrs Warren - Geograph - 3713583.jpg
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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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