A891

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A891
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From:  Strathblane (NS562793)
To:  Auchinreoch (NS672761)
Distance:  7.8 miles (12.6 km)
Meets:  A81, B822, B757, A803
Former Number(s):  B821
Highway Authorities

East Dunbartonshire • Stirling

Traditional Counties

Stirlingshire

Route outline (key)
A891 Strathblane - Auchinreoch

Route

The A891 traverses approximately 8 miles of Scotland from Strathblane in Stirling district to near Auchinreoch in East Dunbartonshire. It is predominately an S2 road running through level to rolling terrain. The road is largely rural but does pass through a couple of large villages.

Strathblane - Auchinreoch

The western terminus of the road is at a junction with the A81 in the centre of Strathblane. From this point we head in an easterly direction as an S2 road through the small town, with a 30 mph speed limit. Leaving Strathblane after a mile the road crosses the boundary into East Dunbartonshire, goes to NSL, and offers a scenic view that includes a rock outcrop to the south named Dunglass and the Campsie Fells to the north. The road continues easterly at the base of the Campsie Fells and 1½ miles further east it passes through the Campsie Glen with its good vistas of the surrounding countryside.

Near the eastern end of the A891

About ½ mile later the speed limit drops to 30 mph as the village of Haughhead, near Clachan of Campsie, is entered. After another 1½ miles, the B822 joins, and multiplexes with us through the centre of Lennoxtown. The multiplex lasts for only ½ mile, after which the B822 leaves again and NSL resumes on the A891 as it continues past sheep pastures. Approximately a mile later the road enters the village of Milton of Campsie at 30 mph. After a mile, the NSL resumes in a rural area, and continues for its final mile to a T-junction terminus with the A803 near Auchinreoch, just within East Dunbartonshire.

The A891 is a utilitarian road that connects several small towns and villages at the base of the Campsie Fells and Kilsyth Hills. Although it offers some scenic views, it is probably not a main touring route, nor does it offer any significant motoring experiences. Possibly the most interesting factor pertaining to the A891 is that it might qualify for the "Misplaced Roads" list, since most other A89x routes are in the Highland area while this is in the northern suburbs of Greater Glasgow.

Original Author(s): US 29 Bob

History

When the roads were first classified in 1922, this route was part of a much longer B821. However, by 1932 it had already been upgraded to the A891.



A891
RoadsNCN754 • NCN755
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A891 eastbound near Lochmill (C) Colin Pyle - Geograph - 3536375.jpgKirkhouse Inn, Strathblane - Geograph - 36156.jpg
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