B8000 (Colintraive)

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B8000
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Auchenbreck (NS020816)
To:  Port Bannatyne (NS066674)
Distance:  11.5 miles (18.5 km)
Met:  B836, A844
Now part of:  A886, B866
Traditional Counties

Argyll • Buteshire

Route outline (key)
B8000 Auchenbreck - Ardentraive
B8000 Kyles of Bute Ferry
B8000 Rhubodach - Port Bannatyne
This article is about the former B8000 passing through Colintraive to the Isle of Bute.
For the current B8000 passing through Otter Ferry, see B8000
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Route

The A886 (former B8000) at Kames Bay

Until the roads on Cowal were upgraded, it was the B8000 that crossed the Kyles of Bute Ferry from Colintraive to Rhubadoch. The route started on the B836 near Auchenbreck and headed south, often along the shore of Loch Riddon along what is now the A886 and B866, to Colintraive Pier. Here, it crossed the ferry and continued south along the coast of the Isle of Bute to meet the A844 just outside Port Bannatyne.

History

The B8000 in 1932

The B8000 was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932. At that time the road ran from Auchenbreck on the then-B836 south only as far as Colintraive Pier. Mapping evidence suggests that it was extended across the Kyles of Bute Ferry to the A844 on the Isle of Bute during World War Two.

Upgrades to the roads on Cowal in the 1960s and 1970s saw our road swap numbers with the A886, so the present B8000 runs along the west coast. However, that road has been upgraded, so part of the ex-B8000 is now numbered B866, whilst the original northern end is now a forest track.



B8000 (Colintraive)
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B8000 – B8099
B8000 • B8001 • B8002 • B8003 • B8004 • B8005 • B8006 • B8007 • B8008 • B8009 • B8010 • B8011 • B8012 • B8013 • B8014 • B8015 • B8016 • B8017 • B8018 • B8019
B8020 • B8021 • B8022 • B8023 • B8024 • B8025 • B8026 • B8027 • B8028 • B8029 • B8030 • B8031 • B8032 • B8033 • B8034 • B8035 • B8036 • B8037 • B8038 • B8039
B8040 • B8041 • B8042 • B8043 • B8044 • B8045 • B8046 • B8047 • B8048 • B8049 • B8050 • B8051 • B8052 • B8053 • B8054 • B8055 • B8056 • B8057 • B8058 • B8059
B8060 • B8061 • B8062 • B8063 • B8064 • B8065 • B8066 • B8067 • B8068 • B8069 • B8070 • B8071 • B8072 • B8073 • B8074 • B8075 • B8076 • B8077 • B8078 • B8079
B8080 • B8081 • B8082 • B8083 • B8084 • B8085 • B8086 • B8087 • B8088 • B8089 • B8090 • B8091 • B8092 • B8093 • B8094 • B8095 • B8096 • B8097 • B8098 • B8099
Earlier iterations: B8000 • B8006 • B8008 • B8026 • B8039