A852

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A852
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From:  Isle Ornsay (NG695126)
To:  Pier (NG700124)
Distance:  0.5 miles (0.8 km)
Met:  A851, Pier
Now part of:  Unclassified
Traditional Counties

Inverness-shire

Route outline (key)
A852 Branch to Ornsay Pier
The now-unclassified former A852 approaching Isle Ornsay

The A852 is the former number for the short piece of road that runs to Isle Ornsay Pier from the A851 on Skye's Sleat Peninsula. Whilst it was declassified sometime in the 1970s or 1980s, the signs were still up indicating the A852 until the A851 was upgraded in the late 2000s. At this time, the northern end of the road was realigned to make an improved junction with the A851.

Whilst of little obvious value as an A road today, the route connected to the pier at Isle Ornsay, which was a regular and important stop for the steamers in the 1920s. It is perhaps surprising that the road was considered important enough to be an A road, when many similar routes elsewhere were only B roads, but perhaps there was a realisation that there were many spare numbers in Zone 8, so it was a case of 'why not'?! The road itself is unremarkable, being essentially single track throughout as it winds around an inlet of the rugged shoreline, passing a handful of scattered houses, to find the pier and hotel, just half a mile from the main road.



A852
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