A701 : Howgate - Moffat (The Devils Beeftub)

Star Ratings
4 star route rating
Corners : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.4
Straights : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.4
Scenery : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.1
Road Surface : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.7
Visibility : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.1
Police Presence : green 2 Motorcycle Road2.0
Hazards : green 3 Motorcycle Road3.0

Route Added By : Sinaisid
Date : January 20, 2005
Length : 58 kms / 36 miles
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Road Type : Rural
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
November 18, 2011 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

The best way south from Edinburgh to the Border is along this brilliant country road.

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November 26, 2006 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

First intro this road was in a friends car (both directions at speed) then had a go on the bike - so much more fun! This is one of the best roads in the area, with great corners with good grip and plenty of short straights to get some speed up. You can be tempted to give it some, so be careful as there are a few tight bends to catch you out. Best thing is general lack of traffic and generally good visibility. A702 is a good return option, but there is always more traffic, expecially HGV's which can be a pain at times!

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February 10, 2006 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

done this one a couple of times during northern forays. details escape me but comments expressed already seem sound.

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January 9, 2006 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

head for biggar from lanark,great road with plenty of fast straights and good bends.stop at biggar and watch plenty bikes go by ,great in the summer.head for broughton,this road is more narrow and twisty but still good fun.take a right at broughton onto the A701,head south for moffat.this road is great,very fast with good corners.stop at crook inn for a bite to eat then head for moffat.

October 30, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

A good piece of road that proves you dont have to go all the way to the highlands.

May 16, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

A nice pleasant run, some very nice scenery, some tight corners, sweeping bends, & some nice straights The Devils Beef Tub is worth a stop, & look, it`s quite dramatic.

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January 20, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Rural in character this road is quiet (even at peak times). Lots of twisties, some straights and even a climb over the hills just before Moffat. To get back to the start head up the M74 to Abington and then on to the A702. Stop at the Dolphinton teatooms for a break then head home - a great Sunday morning ride.

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