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B720

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B720
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Greenrigg (NY365764)
To:  Hollows (NY383780)
Via:  Newbie
Distance:  1.5 miles (2.4 km)
Meets:  B6357, A7
Old route now:  B6357, B7201
Highway Authorities

Dumfries and Galloway

Traditional Counties

Dumfriesshire

Route outline (key)
B720 Greenrigg - Hollows
B720 Hollows - Woodslee
The western end of the B720

The B720 is a short link road in eastern Dumfriesshire.

It starts on the B6357 at Greenrigg, where that road TOTSOs to get to Canonbie. The B720 then heads northeastwards, passing a few buildings but reaching no settlements of any size.

After going round the side of a low hill the road descends into the valley of the River Esk to end at a T-junction on the A7.

Before construction of the A7 Canonbie bypass in 1984 the B720 continued ahead to meet that road just west of the Gilnockie Bridge over the River Esk. On completion of the bypass our road was extended south along the old road. After crossing the river it bore right then followed the valley to Canonbie, where it crossed the river again in a multiplex with the B6357. After running through the village centre it continued downstream to reach the southern end of the bypass just north of the English border.

Only 18 months after the bypass was opened a landslip caused part of the new section of the B720 just south of Gilnockie Bridge to fall into the Esk. In 1987 the road was closed permanently to through traffic (and is now a footpath at the landslip site), cutting the B720 back to its present eastern end. That part of our road south of Canonbie retained Class II status with a single digit added to its number and is now the B7201.




B720
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Junction of the B6357 and B720 roads in... (C) Liz 'n' Jim - Geograph - 3667259.jpgThe Old A7 at Byreburnfoot - Geograph - 3727569.jpg
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