|Distance:||8.5 miles (13.7 km)|
|Meets:||M9, A9, B824, A820, B8064, B8064, A9, A822|
|Route outline (key)|
The road starts at the Keir Roundabout (M9 J11) immediately to the south of Dunblane, and heads north along the former route of the A9. As a result, the first mile or so is a dual carriageway, running through open parkland on the banks of the Allan Water to the east of the town centre. Sadly much of the dualling has been hatched out, or converted to parking, but it is still a decent stretch of road.
We enter the urban area, and almost immediately reach a roundabout where the A820 heads off to the left, although the route is a one-way system and the other half joins at traffic lights a little further on. Beyond the lights, we cross the railway line and the B8064 also joins, again as a one-way system, this time with the exit into the city centre across the River. This short city-centre B-road rejoins at the next roundabout after making a small loop along the High Street; it follows the 1922 route of the A9 which was later bypassed by our road's route. Here, the dual carriageway ends, and we continue north out of Dunblane, past large, detached properties shrouded in mature trees, and luxurious hotels.
There is a final roundabout on the edge of town, serving a modern housing estate, and then two right turns link to sliproads to/from the A9. From here on, we are on to the historic route of the B8033, dropping down the side of the valley to cross first the railway and then the Allan Water, before climbing once more. Off to the east, traffic on the A9 can be seen with the two routes running roughly parallel and straight for a couple of miles on-and-off, until we turn abruptly north and head into Braco. Here, on the A822, the B8033 ends, at a minor T-junction in a small village, a far cry from the dualled exit from a motorway roundabout where it started!