|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||1.6 miles (2.6 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B8037 is a short road in north Stirlingshire, providing the western access to Kippen from the A811. Whilst the A811 may appear, on a map, to be a modern bypass, the road is in fact over 200 years old, having been built in the 1700s as the military road from Dumbarton to Stirling. However, the western end of the B8037 is the former A811, which was realigned using part of the former railway line to provide a bypass of a narrow and twisty section. The route had come into existence by 1932 along the two-thirds-of-a-mile eastern section, to the east of the original A811 and was later extended to its present length.
Starting, therefore, in the centre of the pretty village of Kippen, the B8037 heads west from a crossroads with the B822 in the village centre, dropping gently down past churches and elegant Victorian Villas. Leaving the village behind, the road passes a couple of fields before a road comes in from the right. This neglected piece of tarmac is, believe it or not, the former line of the A811, still partially open as property access, and as such this was the former end of the B8037. Today, however, the road continues westwards, dipping slightly to cross the Broich Burn. It then winds gently downhill past scattered houses to meet the present line of the A811 at a sharp fork, with a little used slip road for eastbound - eastbound traffic.
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