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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Headless Cross (NS906588)
To:  Forth (NS940536)
Distance:  4.1 miles (6.6 km)
Meets:  B7010, A71, A706
Highway Authorities

North Lanarkshire • South Lanarkshire • West Lothian

Traditional Counties

Lanarkshire • Midlothian

Route outline (key)
B715 Headless Cross – Forth
This article is about the current B715 from Headless Cross to Forth.
For the original B715 east of Lanark, see B715 (Ravenstruther - Lanark)

The B715 is a short B-road in the Central Belt of Scotland.


The route begins at a remote rural fork junction between Stane and Fauldhouse where the eastbound B7010 TOTSOs left. The initial section, Headlesscross Road, is very short, leading to a crossroads with the A71 at Headless Cross itself. After crossing the A71 the route continues in a generally southeastwards direction along Climpy Road, climbign across moorland and into forestry, much of which has been felled and replanted. After a couple of bends, the road becomes arrow-straight, starting a pattern of straights connected by sharper bends. The forest was felled for the extension of a windfarm, with the young trees now growing up around the towers that dominate the landscape. Just before reaching the summit, the road emerges from the forest and crosses moorland fields, with a right turn giving access to the oldest part of the windfarm. The summit of around 315m is then crossed, and the road starts to dip.

Just below the summit, the small settlement of Climpy is reached, where the moorland gives way to greener mixed farmland, despite the altitude. The road also changes character this side of the summit, becoming more winding as it descends past the scattered houses. A longer double bend leads to another short straight, however, and it is then not long before the route reaches the small town of Forth. It enters on Climpy Road passing 1950s-style council housing, much of which is set back behind a service road. The route then comes to an end at a T-junction with the A706 at the southern end of the town centre.


Originally unclassified, the route had gained its present number by 1927 when it is shown on a revised edition of the MOT Map. However, this map, and many subsequent maps at varying scales, all show the route starting on the A71 at Headless Cross. It is not until the mid 1950s that the short connection between the A71 and B7010 is definitively shown as being part of the B715.

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B700 – B799
B700 • B701 • B702 • B703 • B704 • B705 • B706 • B707 • B708 • B709 • B710 • B711 • B712 • B713 • B714 • B715 • B716 • B717 • B718 • B719
B720 • B721 • B722 • B723 • B724 • B725 • B726 • B727 • B728 • B729 • B730 • B731 • B732 • B733 • B734 • B735 • B736 • B737 • B738 • B739
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B780 • B781 • B782 • B783 • B784 • B785 • B786 • B787 • B788 • B789 • B790 • B791 • B792 • B793 • B794 • B795 • B796 • B797 • B798 • B799
Earlier versions: B705 • B706 • B707 • B708 • B713(E) • B713(W) • B714 • B715 • B716 • B724 • B727 • B730 • B734
B735 • B736 • B739 (S) • B739 (N) • B743 • B744 • B746 • B752 • B761 • B762 • B763 • B765 • B773 • B783 • B785 • B789 • B791 • B795
Anomalous numbers: B77

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