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A760

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A760
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From:  Largs (NS208583)
To:  Auchengrange (NS365577)
Distance:  13.2 miles (21.2 km)
Meets:  A78, B784, B780, B786, A737
Former Number(s):  B785
Highway Authorities

North Ayrshire • Renfrewshire

Traditional Counties

Ayrshire • Renfrewshire

Route outline (key)
A760 Largs - Auchengrange

Route

The A760 (renumbered from B785 in the 1920s) is a hilly road. It is very scenic but we're in the SPT PTE area; that means that a large city is nearby and that is Glasgow. At night, you can see Glasgow's light pollution.

Largs - Auchengrange

East of Largs

The A760 starts on the A78 on a traffic light controlled T-junction to the south of Largs. The junction is on a crest about 15 m above sea-level. We head east along a road called the Haylie Brae road locally. We have a straight before the first tight bend to the left. You can just see Largs with its two spires. We now face a hairpin bend to the right then we pass two viewpoints and a picnic area before passing Haylie Reservoir. Once we passed this, we're on a sparse road - but remember, we're in the SPT PTE area even though this road is on average about 200 m above sea level. On this sparse bit of the road, the main population is sheep. We pass a few houses but not even a hamlet, however, a new crematorium was built just west of Blairhill in 2017. In the distance, we see Muirhead and Camphill Reservoirs. We're still 200 m up.

At South Camphill, we pass the water works - perhaps an isolated spot to have one but it is near the reservoir - and soon hit our first classified road of the journey, the B784. We now climb down the hill and pass Place and Kilbirnie House to enter the town of Kilbirnie at a Golf Course. It is not a big town but the main one we'll meet. We meet only our 2nd classified road, the B780, in the town centre.

After leaving town we see the Kilbirnie Loch to our right with an electrified railway to Ayr on its far side. We now pass a couple more lochs. On our left is an abandoned railway line. Our road turns right and we meet our last classified road, the B786, on the edge of Lochwinnoch. The road here is flatter and faster. We pass between Barr and Castle Semple Lochs and then cross the electrified railway line at the seemingly empty Lochwinnoch station before arriving at the terminal roundabout on the A737. Comments from SABRE say this is an unusual roundabout. We are only 10-20 miles from Glasgow and quite close to the Airport.

Original Author(s): A Beaton




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