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A77 Girvan to Stranraer, Part 2

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This is the second part of the A77 Girvan to Stranraer route.

This is an major trunk route and meandering will just not do. South of Smyrton the bends have been straightened out and replaced with an offering of well-engineered, straight sections of road with good sightlines allowing safe overtaking.

The keenest sign yet that there is not far to go is offered by the presence of land beyond the blue expanse; that of the Rhins of Galloway, the hammer-headed peninsula at Scotland's furthest south-western extremity. Were it not for the sighting of land to the west, this section would be indistinguishable from that between Girvan and Ballantrae earlier. Cairnryan here might look nothing more than a pier but it is the hub for travel to Northern Ireland, out via Loch Ryan just twenty miles or so across the water.

Farms line the carriageway once more and the last few miles to Stranraer are much easier in a geographical sense. The last way out before the town is the A751, which cuts the corner to the A75 Solway coast road. Picturesque Stranraer sits right at the head of Loch Ryan and the only serious destination for tens of miles around, with the exception of the port of Cairnryan.

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Published :  05/11/2015 (d/m/y) 17:36

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