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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Craigenholt, Leswalt (NX028634)
To:  Ervie (NX000678)
Distance:  3.4 miles (5.5 km)
Meets:  A718, B7043, B738
Highway Authorities

Dumfries and Galloway

Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
B798 Craigenholt - Ervie

The B798 is a short B-road in the north of the Rhinns of Galloway. The road was originally unclassified and presumably gained its number in the late 1920s.

The southern end of the B798

The route starts at a roundabout on the A718 a couple of miles north of Stranraer and heads northwestwards across fields and past a scattering of properties into Leswalt, by far the largest place on the B798. After passing a modern housing estate, the route reaches a staggered crossroads in the centre of the village. Here it TOTSOs right onto Ervie Road; to the left is the B7043 which runs towards the west coast, as does the unclassified road ahead. A short straight takes the route north, past a row of houses on the right and then a large farm on the left which stands at the edge of the village. The route continues north along a series of short straights, the road is narrower than before, as it contours above the Sole Burn to the right; as such there are some views in that direction but little can be seen to the left. There are a scattering of farms along here, the first couple lying close to the roadside, the rest further back in the fields.

Although the road is loosely running upstream with the Sole Burn, it is never that close to the stream, and in a couple of places it passes through a low saddle, with the stream on the far side of a low hill. The route remains fairly flat as it runs across the undulating fields, and is wide enough for two cars to pass, even if the white line is hard to spot. As the road becomes more sinuous, it climbs a little up to a summit of 56m, just beyond which a right turn crosses to Kirkcolm at the end of the A718. After a couple more, the scattered settlement of Ervie is reached, where the B798 ends at a TOTSO on the B738, with the road ahead heading back south.

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Junction of the B798 and the B738 - Geograph - 1622983.jpgErvie Bridge on the B798 - Geograph - 1622973.jpgRoundabout near Leswalt - Geograph - 316948.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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