|Location Map ( geo)|
|Dumfries and Galloway|
|Places related to the A702|
|Places related to the A712|
|Places related to the A713|
|Places related to the A762|
New Galloway is a large village, little more than a single street, on the Water of Ken in the heart of Galloway. The valley of the River Ken cuts deep into the hills of the Southern Uplands, forming a natural pass, which has been an important route for centuries. Just south of the town, the river flows into Loch Ken, which becomes the River Dee as it flows south to the Solway Firth. Today, the hills, particularly to the west are forested, and the area is popular with walkers and cyclists, who use New Galloway as a useful centre. The nearby village of St Johns Town of Dalry lies a couple of miles to the north, and offers a similar range of shops and services, with a similarly tiny resident population.
New Galloway lies on a crossroads, with the A762 running north-south along the valley, and the A712 cutting east west over the hills. Starting near Kirkcudbright, the A762 terminates just north of St Johns Town of Dalry, on the A713 which has followed the east side of the valley north from Castle Douglas, and continues to the Ayrshire coast at Ayr. The A712 has started on the A75 near Newton Stewart, and continues east to the A75 towards Dumfries. Immediately east of New Galloway, it crosses the Ken Bridge, and then meets the A713 at a second crossroads, albeit with the A712 diverted slightly to provide a staggered junction.
At St Johns Town of Dalry, the A702 terminates on the A713, having travelled across country from Edinburgh. The B7000 also terminates here, having come south down the east side of the Water of Ken, mirroring the A713 on the west side. The final classified road in the area is the B7075, previously the A769, which runs parallel to the A713 between the A702 and A712, but further east.
|Moniaive, Thornhill, Edinburgh|
|Newton Stewart, Galloway Forest Park|
|Crocketford, Dumfries (A75)|