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C8 (Borders)

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C8
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Tweedsmuir (NT095245)
To:  Cappercleuch (NT239230)
Via:  Meggethead
Distance:  11.8 miles (19 km)
Meets:  A701, A708
Highway Authorities

Scottish Borders

Traditional Counties

Peeblesshire • Selkirkshire

Route outline (key)
C8 Tweedsmuir - Cappercleuch
This article is about the Class III road numbered C8 maintained by Scottish Borders Council.
For other roads numbered C8, see C8
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The AA Box at the Cappercleuch end of the C8

The C8 is one of the finest roads in the south of Scotland. It starts at Twwedsmuir on the A701 and heads south east to cross the River Tweed and follow the Talla Water the short distance to the dam. Here, it turns sharp left and climbs diagonally up the grassy dam, before turning sharp right to follow the eastern shore of the reservoir. At the southern end, the road takes a sharp bend and climbs steeply up to the old county boundary above Meggethead. There is then a long and scenic descent, following the Megget Water down to Cappercleuch on the A708. Much of this section of the road was built new when the Megget Dam was built, creating another reservoir and submerging a few properties. Cappercluech is a tiny settlement on the shores of the beautiful St Marys Loch, and is well known as being home to a preserved AA box.




C8 (Borders)
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Cappercleuch AA Box (A708) - Flickr - 9124898061.jpgAA box at Cappercleuch - Geograph - 1542749.jpg
Class III Roads maintained by Scottish Borders Council
C1 • C2 • C3 • C4 • C5 • C6 • C7 • C8 • C9 • C10 • C11 • C12 • C13 • C14 • C15 • C16 • C17 • C18 • C19 • C20
C21 • C22 • C23 • C24 • C25 • C26 • C27 • C28 • C29 • C30 • C31 • C32 • C33 • C34 • C35 • C36 • C37 • C38 • C39 • C40
C41 • C42 • C43 • C44 • C45 • C46 • C47 • C48 • C49 • C50 • C51 • C52 • C53 • C54 • C55 • C56 • C57 • C58 • C59 • C60
C61 • C62 • C63 • C64 • C65 • C66 • C67 • C68 • C69 • C70 • C71 • C72 • C73 • C74 • C75 • C76 • C77 • C78 • C79 • C80
C81 • C82 • C83 • C84 • C85 • C86 • C87 • C88 • C89 • C90 • C91 • C92 • C93 • C94 • C95 • C96 • C97 • C98 • C99 • C100
C101 • C102 • C103 • C104 • C105 • C106 • C107 • C108 • C109 • C110 • C111 • C112 • C113 • C114 • C115 • C116 • C117 • C118
C119 • C120 • C121 • C122 • C123 • C124 • C125 • C126 • C127 • C128 • C129 • C130 • C131 • C132 • C133 • C134 • C135



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