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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Gardenholm (NT065084)
To:  Greenhillstairs (NT034113)
Distance:  2.9 miles (4.7 km)
Meets:  A701, B7076
Highway Authorities

Dumfries and Galloway

Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
B719 Gardenholme - Greenhillstairs

The B719 is a short link road in northern Dumfriesshire.


The route starts on the A701 (former B713) a couple of miles north of Moffat. o begin with the two roads run northwards parallel to each other, with the B719 climbing away before bearing off to the left. It then heads west through forestry on a couple of long slightly sinuous straights sections, crossing a summit of 292m. A long curve then turns the route to the north as it begins to descend, still amongst the trees, although recent felling means that the views have been opened out. A long curve then carries the road around the head of the little valley of the Dead Burn, with open moorland stretching off to the right. The next section is known as Greenhillstairs, and comprises a long sinuous descent across the steep hillside. The wide valley is open to the left, and slowly the motorway comes into view at the bottom of the hill, with the Evan Water and B7076 visible earlier.

As the B719 continues it gets closer to the level of the motorway, the narrow field slowly tapering to nothing at which point the B719 is running along the top of a steep rock cutting rising from the hard shoulder. Soon the route reaches a TOTSO. The original route of the B719 was straight ahead to end on the A74, but this is now a dead end. When the A74 was upgraded to motorway status this was done online and so the original northern end of the B719 was declassified as there was no need for a motorway junction here, although the road does actually connect to the motorway as "works access" (the corresponding access to/from the northbound carriageway is slightly further north off the B7076). Now, therefore, the B719 TOTSOs left to go over the motorway and Evan Water on the well-known viaduct section which is a notable landmark when travelling on the motorway. The bridge had barely made landfall on the far side of the valley before the route ends on the B7076 local access road at a simple T junction.

The 1922 MOT Road List defines this route as: Raecluech - Gardenholme

Related Pictures
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Greenhillstairs Bridge - Geograph - 1004542.jpgB7076-b719.jpgOn the B719 (C) David Purchase - Geograph - 3097888.jpg
Other nearby roads
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
B740 • B741 • B742 • B743 • B744 • B745 • B746 • B747 • B748 • B749 • B750 • B751 • B752 • B753 • B754 • B755 • B756 • B757 • B758 • B759
B760 • B761 • B762 • B763 • B764 • B765 • B766 • B767 • B768 • B769 • B770 • B771 • B772 • B773 • B774 • B775 • B776 • B777 • B778 • B779
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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