|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||9.6 miles (15.4 km)|
|Meets:||B730, A70, B7083|
|Route outline (key)|
The B7046 is a secondary road in east Ayrshire following a similar route to the A70 to the north. Our road was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932.
The road starts on the B730 on the southern edge of Drongan and heads east, losing the central white line almost immediately. After a few bends we stride off southeastwards over the top of a ridge and presently reach a T-junction. To the right an unclassified road heads back to the B730 whilst we TOTSO left and become S2. We immediately pass through the abutments of a railway bridge that has been removed and then go through Sinclairston.
There's then a straight run across the fields, passing very close to Belston Loch. We climb to a T-junction and TOTSO right but quickly bends round to the left so we continue our easterly course. A couple of miles later the road is, most unexpectedly, traffic-calmed as it runs through Skares, which consists of a crossroads and a few houses. After reentering open country there's a sharp left-hand bend and we descend to cross a burn and then continue on to go under the A76 Cumnock bypass and reach a T-junction on the A70.
Originally the B7046 ended here. However, the A70 now follows the town-centre relief road so our road has been extended a short distance further east. After a short multiplex to the right the A-road turns left at a mini-roundabout and our road continues ahead for about half the length of the multiplex to end at traffic lights on the B7083 (pre-bypass A76). That road is one-way towards us to the left so traffic is forced to turn right.