|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||West Kilbride (NS200477)|
|Distance:||4.3 miles (6.9 km)|
|Meets:||A78, B782, B7047, B780|
|Route outline (key)|
The B781 is a short B-road in north Ayrshire.
It starts on the A78 to the west of West Kilbride town centre, within sight of the sea. The road heads east up the steep, narrow and residential Yerton Brae. As the road levels out it widens but the road soon reaches the narrow streets of the town centre. The road is one-way westbound only from the B7047 to Well Street. Eastbound traffic must use Well Street and Corse Street to reach the B7048 which terminates at a small roundabout on the B782 a short distance to the north-east. St Bride's Road then allows Dalry traffic to rejoin the B781 at the start of the northbound only Gateside Street with opposite traffic having to use Cubrieshaw Street and back through the town centre, passing the B7047 and B782 as it does so. The two directions soon rejoin and the road heads out of town, bearing right before crossing the Ayrshire Coast Line.
The road continues east and climbs up into the hills. To begin with the road is winding but it soon becomes straighter. There are a few isolated buildings on this stretch. Eventually the road reaches Munnoch Reservoir, which is visible for some distance. It ends here at a TOTSO on the B780.