|From:||Carmyle, Glasgow (NS648624)|
|Distance:||6.3 miles (10.1 km)|
|Meets:||A763, A74, A89, A8, M8, B806, A80, B812|
|Route outline (key)|
The B765 is a secondary road to the east of Glasgow. Except for a short stretch which was the original western end of the B806 the road was unclassified for many years and only gained the B765 number in the 1970s.
The road starts just to the north of M74 J3 at traffic lights on the A74, where the B765 is the northward extension of the A763. It heads north along the residential Carmyle Avenue. It's not long before a double mini-roundabout is reached and we zigzag left then right across an unclassified road that used to be the A721. The road continues north past the Sandyhills Golf Course and then enters a 20 zone as it climbs into Shettleton.
We reach the A89 at traffic lights. The obvious route is ahead past the station along Hallhill Road but this is unclassified and so the B765 multiplexes east along the A89 to another set of lights then regains its number and its northerly course. There are two low bridges, only the second of which now carries a railway line, and then we meet Hallhill Road at a double mini-roundabout, where we zigzag right then left. The fairly straight Springboig Road then takes us to traffic lights on the A8 and there's a very short multiplex to the right as far as the next set of lights.
We pass an industrial estate on the right (left is still residential) and then the road becomes dual-carriageway. This takes us across the M8 at J11, which has two sets of traffic lights either side of the bridge for westbound and eastbound slip roads respectively. The B806 turns off to the right at the next set of lights and then we TOTSO left at the following set. The unclassified road ahead remains D2 but we're now S2 once more.
After a brief residential section the road skirts a golf course and so appears semi-rural. We then have to give way to the eastbound onslip for M8 J12 and then run alongside the motorway for a short distance to reach traffic lights on the A80. Ahead is the motorway eastbound offslip (the westbound slip roads are to the left) whilst we turn right then left at the next set of lights after a very short multiplex. After passing the Riddrie Park Cemetery on the right we follow residential roads through Provanmill. There's a TOTSO right into the traffic-calmed Langdale Street, although traffic that misses the TOTSO can continue ahead as either way we meet Royston Road and TOTSO right into that. After a wide stretch of road lined with service roads a roundabout is reached where we turn left. We go over a railway line and the M80 in quick succession then bear round to the right as we pass a park. After a roundabout serving an industrial estate the road becomes D2.
At the next roundabout an unclassified road leading to M80 J2 turns right and we remain dual as we run between residential areas. At the next roundabout we bear left and become S2 once more (although the road is wide enough to remain dual). After turning right at the next roundabout we head north, still between housing estates. It's not long before the end of the road is reached, at a roundabout on the B812.