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B795

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B795
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Laurieston (NX682647)
To:  Gerranton (NX779649)
Distance:  6.6 miles (10.6 km)
Meets:  A762, A713, A75
Highway Authorities

Dumfries and Galloway

Traditional Counties

Kirkcudbrightshire

Route outline (key)
B795 Laurieston - Gerranton
This article is about the current B795 from Laurieston to Gerranton.
For the original B795, now the A762 from Tongland to St Johns Town of Dalry, see B795 (Tongland - Dalry)
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The B795 is a rural B-road to the north of Castle Douglas in Kirkcudbrightshire. The road was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932.

Game Park Plantation

The route starts at a crossroads on the A762 in Laurieston and heads east along the straight Kirk Road, climbing across the fields. At the end of the straight, a snaking bend turns the route a little to the right, while Kirk Road itself forks left, and crosses the hills to the church at Shankfoot on the shores of Loch Ken, some three miles from Laurieston. After another couple of short straights, passing patches of woodland, the route becomes windier as it works its way eastwards across an undulating landscape of fields and woodland. At length a gentle descent drops the route into the small village of Glenlochar. Here the B795 cross the narrow Glenlochar Bridge over the wide River Dee. The hydro-electric barrage that has dammed the river to form Loch Ken is a short distance upstream to the left. Back on dry land there's a short straight section, which crosses the sites of Roman Camps and leads to Townhead of Greenlaw.

After crossing the A713 at a long staggered crossroads, the route continues east and follows a winding route to try and keep as flat as possible, although naturally some gradients are unavoidable. A couple of low domed hills can be seen through the trees to the left, and after winding around these, the route turns north east for a time. There are a few scattered farms along this stretch, but it is mostly a rural scene of fields and small woods. The route continues to climb gently up through a crossroads to a summit of 93m, from where it descends just as gently to its end at a T-junction on the A75 at Gerranton, to the north of Castle Douglas.




B795
Crossings
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B795 at Game Park Plantation - Geograph - 705004.jpgB795 to Bellymack - Geograph - 704485.jpgTowards Bellymack - Geograph - 322015.jpgSignposted C13 - Coppermine - 3739.jpgGlenlochar-br2.jpg
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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