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From:  Salen (NM572431)
To:  Uluvalt (NM549291)
Distance:  20.2 miles (32.5 km)
Meets:  A848, B8073, A849
Former Number(s):  A849
Old route now:  A849
Highway Authorities

Argyll and Bute

Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
B8035 Salen - Balnahard - Uluvalt
B8035 Salen - Craignure - Uluvalt


The B8035 near Ben More

The B8035 is one of the Class II roads on Mull.

From Salen, we pass across the narrow isthmus that pinches the middle of Mull and emerge on the western shore at Gruline. Here the B8073 runs north to Dervaig and Tobermory. The B8035 continues westwards along the southern shore of Loch na Keal, with the island's highest point of Ben More to the south. In places, the road is narrow and twisty as it weaves its way along a ledge cut at the bottom of cliffs; in others it is passing through open meadows running down to the beach.

At the tiny settlement of Balnahard the road turns inland, the condition of the road improving somewhat (fewer potholes at least). As it climbs the hill, there are some stunning views north to Ulva and west to Coll and Tiree. The Glen is wide and provides the best tarmac of the whole route, but all too soon you are at the far end, dropping back to the shore again. The road turns eastwards once more, joining the A849 (which we missed by yards in Salen) as it reaches the coast on its journey west to Fionnphort.


Mull in 1932, showing the original routes of the B8035 and A849

When the roads on Mull were first classified on Mull, this was the route of the A849 to Fionnphort. Indeed, the current route taken by the A849 is marked as no more than a track on some early maps. The B8035 had taken over this easterly route by 1932. However, with the increasing importance of the Craignure Ferry link, in place of Salen, the two route numbers were swapped.

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Other nearby roads
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

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