|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||3.3 miles (5.3 km)|
|Old route now:||B765|
|Route outline (key)|
The B806 is a short B-road in north Lanarkshire. It starts at a mini-roundabout on the A752 in Gartcosh and heads west along Gartloch Road, quickly leaving the village behind. It then runs across fields, passing a row of houses and blocks of trees to reach Gartloch, a former mental hospital whose grounds have now become a housing estate, and some of the old buildings re-purposed. The road continues west and eventually reaches the outer Glasgow suburb of Garthamlock, a modern estate, large parts of which have been recently demolished and redeveloped. Screened by the trees to the left is the back of the Glasgow Fort Retail Park. As the road nears its end it becomes more built-up and it soon ends at traffic lights on the B765 just north of M8 J11.
While the centre section of the route is little changed, it has been adjusted at either end. The road's original starting point was slightly further north on the A752, with the route running along what is now Old Gartloch Road. This crossed a now-removed bridge over the railway line and then headed through the houses along a line that can no longer be followed.
Originally the B806 also continued further west after a short multiplex north with the then B7053. It ran along Gartloch Road, which is now the B765 to end on the A80 in Provanmill. It remained with this western end until at least the 1990s but has since been cut back, and the B765 continues further north into Robroyston.