This road has something for everyone. At the Newton Stewart end there are some pretty fast straights and nice sweeping bends. Watch out for deer on this stretch though. Pleasantly wooded run at the side of the River Cree. Road surface here is good but watch out for slippy areas particularly just after a storm. After Bargrennan the road starts to climb and the scenery changes. The road surface also changes and there are quite a few bumps and holes. Approaching Barhill the roads gets twistier. A mixture of fast straights and twisty sections awaits now as you travel towards Girvan and beware of gravel on the corners which is sometimes washed into the road. Approaching Girvan you will have a cracking view of Ailsa Craig on a good day but take care, the route down into Girvan is twisty and demanding. Come back by the A77 Girvan - Stranraer route or head back to Newton Stewart for a different perspective. If you travel this route from Girvan link up with the A712 Newton Stewart- Crocketford route and make a day of it.
A good selection of fast straights and some nice corners on this route down towards the Mull of Galloway. Some police activity in the area, perhaps this is Aprilia's fault!!
This route is worth going out of your way for. Leave the highly policed A75 at Crocketford and follow the A712 all the way to the A75 at Newton Stewart. Initialy you go through farmland with the usual hazards, this then gives way to forest, but all of it bends and twists the whole way. This route demands concentration for speed, and its probably where Foggy developed his eyes. Just be aware that although I have never seen the Police on this run, but policing in Dumfries & Galloway is strict.
Nice long gradual uphill section were you can realy feel the bike pull & pick up speed, watch out for those dossy sheep. then drops down the other side, some nice sweeping corners & a brill view, oh & the white house pub on the top if you want to stop or you can go left at the bottom of the hill & head up to the lake, a good biker meeting place. give it a go both ways its great.