|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||3.2 miles (5.1 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B7036 is a short rural road in east Ayrshire. It was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932.
The road turns off the A70 Main Street in the centre of Ochiltree and heads east along the traffic-calmed Mill Street to cross a wide bridge over the Lugar Water to leave town. The original bridge is a short distance to the left, now closed to vehicular traffic. There's then a left-hand bend taking the road in a northerly direction and we climb to a junction that looks like a crossroads on the map, although the B7036 does not give way as it turns right. To the left are the grounds of Auchinleck House, home of the Boswells, one of whom was Dr Johnson's biographer.
We continue eastwards along a straight road and pass the Barony A Frame (a preserved mine headgear) on the right. We then continue across the fields to go under the A76 to enter Auchinleck. There's no junction here but the left turn immediately after the bridge allows traffic to reach the main road without passing through the village. We follow the residential Barony Road into town and pass more former mine workings before bearing sharply left by the church. The road ends at traffic lights on the B7083 (pre-bypass A76).