|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||3.5 miles (5.6 km)|
|Meets:||A76, A70, B7046, B7036, B705, A76|
|Route outline (key)|
The B7083 was the A76 through the Ayrshire town of Cumnock before the latter road was diverted to the bypass.
The road start at a roundabout on the A76 at the southern end of the bypass and heads north. After passing an industrial estate we go through the suburb of Netherthird before following Glaisnock Street into the town centre. Traffic lights are reached where the B7083 ahead is one-way towards us and so we are forced left onto the B7046; this road and the one-way section ahead was the original route of the A70 before buildings were knocked down to create the present relief road.
Northbound B7083 traffic follows the B7046 to a mini-roundabout then follows the A70 to a further set of traffic lights, where the B7083 crosses and so we turn left to regain our northerly route. Southbound B7083 traffic simply goes straight over the crossroads. We go round two sides of the church (the road on the left here is the original A70) then pass a modern shopping area to the traffic lights in the previous paragraph where we join the B7046 and the road ahead becomes two-way.
Heading out of Cumnock town centre, the B7083 immediately crosses the Lugar Water then runs through the suburb of Holmhead into open country. After going over a ridge we cross the Auchinleck Burn to enter Auchinleck itself. The B7036 comes in from the left at traffic lights near Tesco then we follow Main Street and go under the Kilmarnock to Carlisle railway line. The station is just to the left. After meeting the B705 at a mini-roundabout the B7083 continues a short distance further to end back on the A76 on the edge of town.