|Distance:||6.7 miles (10.8 km)|
|Meets:||A820, A84, B822|
|Route outline (key)|
The B8032 is a route in two sections, although it is doubtful that many people are aware of the classification of the eastern part, in Doune itself. This comprises the entire length of George Street from the A820 at the Town Cross through to the A84 at the Muir Hall. The majority of the road is one-way in this direction, with just a short section of two-way road at the A84 end allowing access to properties before the road narrows over an old bridge.
The longer section of the B8032 starts on the A84 immediately to the south of Doune Bridge, after a short multiplex with that road. Don't be fooled by the photo (left), however, as that centre line soon disappears at the first bend and the road is reduced to single-track for much of its length. Before that, and within a stone's throw of the A84, the road forks, with the unclassified right turn leading into Deanston. This is a modern housing development around a distillery, and as the B8032 narrows, it runs across the back gardens of some of the houses. There is also a second turn into Deanston.
The road winds westwards through fields, often lined with trees and bushes obscuring the views. There are few houses along the way, and very little traffic, making it a pleasant route for cyclists. It has never been necessary to improve the road in any way, as it is mainly used for local access, running parallel to the A84, albeit on the southern side of the River Teith. As such it is still effectively single-track, although the lack of traffic and width of tar mean that cars can crawl past in many places without needing passing places. The churned up nature of the verge, and broken edges to the tar are testament to this.
At the summit of the road, a ruinous farm is passed, the expansive steading cloaked in greenery. Beyond this, the road becomes somewhat more winding, despite a couple of straights, as it drops down to the banks of the River Teith. Even though they only run alongside briefly, the trees on the river bank disguise even this potential highlight of the route, and so after just over six uneventful miles, with little traffic and fewer junctions, the B8032 reaches its end on the B822, just to the south of the A81.
Left unclassified in 1922, the B8032 was numbered sometime later in the 1920s, and the road has remained largely unchanged ever since.