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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Dalry (NS288487)
To:  Saltcoats (NS249413)
Distance:  5.6 miles (9 km)
Meets:  A737, A78, A738, B780
Former Number(s):  A737
Highway Authorities

North Ayrshire

Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
B714 Dalry - Saltcoats
This article is about the current B714 in Ayrshire.
For the original B714, now part of the A721, see B714 (Carnwath - Kirkdean)
For the former B714 within Saltcoats, see B714 (Saltcoats).

The B714 is a largely rural B-road in north Ayrshire, which did not gain its number until the 2000s.

Approaching the A78

The route starts at Highfield Roundabout at the northern end of the Dalry bypass on the A737. It winds downhill, partially on a new alignment, to cross the River Garnock on Carsehead Bridge, and then passes under the railway to enter Dalry as Beith Road and then Tofts. There are a few older houses on the right, but the majority of the properties comprise modern housing estates which back onto the old trunk road. New Street then leads past shops into the town centre, where the route TOTSOs left at traffic lights onto Townend Street. The B780 comes in from the right at a T junction, while the B714 continues ahead past former council houses and across an area of parkland, becoming Kilwinning Road. A wide T junction with a short section of central reservation then sees the mainline (and original section) turn right, but a spur of the B714 continues ahead to the southern end of the bypass at Hillend Roundabout, crossing the Caaf Water on Caaf Bridge along the way.

The mainline of the B714 heads south from the junction along an un-named road past some modern housing before crossing the Caaf Water on Lynn Bridge. It then climbs steadily up to avoid the steep, narrow valley of the burn, and runs across the hillside through fields. It is a nice twisty drive, with some undulating straights as it crosses this landscape of gently rolling fields dotted with houses and farms. Eventually, the Sharphill Roundabout with the A78, Three Towns Bypass, is reached, after which Saltcoats starts and the B714 follows Dalry Road into town. A long straight section runs through grassy lawns with the houses either backing on to the road, or set back behind service roads. Further into town, the route starts a gentle descent, with the houses no fronting directly onto the road. The A738 is crossed at a signalised crossroads . Then it's onto Sharphill Road, predoiminantly lined with older flats and bungalows. Continuing down the hill, the route crosses an old railway lined and becomes Raise Street. The route then bends left onto Barnett Crescent before terminating a short distance later at a T-junction on the B780 at Kyleshill.


As noted above, this route remained unclassified until the early 2000s, at which point it started on the former A737 line to the south of Dalry and ran into Saltcoats as it still does. After the Dalry Bypass opened in May 2019[1] the former A737 through the town was detrunked and entirely renumbered as the B714, creating the short spur to the south end of the bypass.

Related Pictures
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Busy Road Junction, Saltcoats - Geograph - 1596333.jpgSharphill Roundabout - Geograph - 729034.jpgA737 Dalry Bypass - Hillend Roundabout aerial looking north east.jpgA737 Dalry Bypass - Highfield Roundabout aerial looking north.jpgA737 Dalry Bypass - Hillend Roundabout B714 ADS.jpg
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B700 – B799
B700 • B701 • B702 • B703 • B704 • B705 • B706 • B707 • B708 • B709 • B710 • B711 • B712 • B713 • B714 • B715 • B716 • B717 • B718 • B719
B720 • B721 • B722 • B723 • B724 • B725 • B726 • B727 • B728 • B729 • B730 • B731 • B732 • B733 • B734 • B735 • B736 • B737 • B738 • B739
B740 • B741 • B742 • B743 • B744 • B745 • B746 • B747 • B748 • B749 • B750 • B751 • B752 • B753 • B754 • B755 • B756 • B757 • B758 • B759
B760 • B761 • B762 • B763 • B764 • B765 • B766 • B767 • B768 • B769 • B770 • B771 • B772 • B773 • B774 • B775 • B776 • B777 • B778 • B779
B780 • B781 • B782 • B783 • B784 • B785 • B786 • B787 • B788 • B789 • B790 • B791 • B792 • B793 • B794 • B795 • B796 • B797 • B798 • B799
Earlier versions: B705 • B706 • B707 • B708 • B713(E) • B713(W) • B714 • B715 • B716 • B724 • B727 • B730 • B734
B735 • B736 • B739 (S) • B739 (N) • B743 • B744 • B746 • B752 • B761 • B762 • B763 • B765 • B773 • B783 • B785 • B789 • B791 • B795
Anomalous numbers: B77

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