|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||5.6 miles (9 km)|
|Meets:||B717, B715, B7015, A706|
|Route outline (key)|
The B7010 is a back route between Shotts and Fauldhouse that provides an alternative to the A71. The road was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932
We begin our trip just outside Shotts at a junction with the B717 and head into the centre of Stane. The road quickly turns urban in nature and the route is hilly and winding. We get a brief respite as we appear to leave the village, only to have to TOTSO to the left (the unclassified road ahead leads to the A71), briefly returning into built-up conditions. Before long we hit an NSL sign and we find ourself on a typical Scottish rural back road.
Narrow, winding and hilly, the road gives us good views over the countryside, broken only by the odd pit bing or earthwork. We soon reach another TOTSO, where we meet the B715 as we turn off to the left. The road remains rural but the landscape opens up and becomes more bleak and moor-like, broken only by a little scrub woodland.
Before long we hit the 30 signs that mark the entrance to Fauldhouse. A sharp dogleg takes us under the railway and the road turns urban in nature as it heads past the railway station before we had down into the town centre.
Passing through the town centre brings a permanent 20mph limit and plenty of humps but we soon go back to 30, and before long NSL signs herald a return to rural driving. Passing a small, new growth pine plantation the road straightens up as we pass some marshy farmland before 30 signs herald our entry to Longridge. A short run though some new build housing an a pair of lone speed humps brings us to the end of our route at a T-Junction with the A706.