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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Uplawmoor (NS428550)
To:  Howwood (NS398604)
Distance:  5.6 miles (9 km)
Meets:  A736, B775, B787
Highway Authorities

East Renfrewshire • Renfrewshire

Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
B776 Uplawmoor – Howwood

The B776 is a rural B-road in south Renfrewshire.

The B776 south-east of Rigfoot Farm

The route starts on the A736 by Caldwell Golf Club, immediately crossing the Lugton Water and passing between the clubs car parks. Setting off westward, a short straight leads into trees, where a long double bend sees the route start to climb into the hills, with the Caldwell Tower clearly visible on the right. The road winds up quite steeply, before levelling out and straightening up as it reaches the gentler upper slopes. A slight dip carries it across a small burn and on to Hall Crossroads, where it is crossed by the B775. The approaches to this junction are almost blind, with buildings clustered close to the roadside, but traffic is light enough that it is possible to cross with a little care. Another short straight climbs to the south west and up on to a summit of over 175m. This top is fairly wide and flat, meaning that the views are far reaching, but the foreground is soon lost.

The route continues to wind westwards across the fields, past a large farm, and soon a sharp bend to the right alters the course to a more northerly one. Another large farm is passed, beyond which the first glimpse of Barcraigs Reservoir can be had through the trees to the left. a long straight loses a little height, and at the end a right kink sees the road curve around the waters edge. After a slight climb, the road starts to descend, gently at first but then more steeply, into the valley of the Black Cart Water. Farms, houses, a hotel and large waterworks site are scattered along the roadside as it winds northwards down the hill and into woodland. The trees come to an abrupt end as the route enters Howwood along Bowfield Road. There are soon houses on both sides, as the road still loses height, before a hairpin bend to the left sees the rough double back onto Midton Road. This drops the last few metres down to the road's end at an equally sharp fork on the B787 (pre-bypass A737) near the centre of the village.

The 1922 MOT Road List defines this route as: Caldwell Station - Howwood

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Crossroads - Geograph - 52515.jpgB776 to Howwood - Geograph - 1422433.jpgAccess to Caldwell Lodge - Geograph - 1421355.jpgB775-b776-hall-xrds1.jpgB775-b776-hall-xrds2.jpg
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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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