|Location Map ( geo)|
|Via:||Kinkell Bridge, Auchterarder|
|Distance:||13.8 miles (22.2 km)|
|Meets:||A822, A824, B9141, B934|
|Route outline (key)|
The B8062 is a lengthy, rural B-road in south Perthshire.
The road starts on the A822 on the southern edge of Crieff and TOTSOs right immediately afterwards, as the main route turns left up King Street, although that road has always been unclassified. Heading southeast along Broich Road, our road soon reaches open country and continues along the bottom of Strathearn, with high mountains visible in most directions. Even though the river meanders away and back again, the road maintains a fairly steady south easterly course. After the hamlet of Highlandman, where at one time there was a level crossing on the Crieff to Gleneagles railway line (the line to the left has now been ploughed into the field but the station is still visible to the right), the B8062 detours in a long loop to cross the Pow Water before skirting a wood.
The road straightens up once more and passes Innerpeffray, home to a famous, historic library. There then follow several sharp bends, the last of which doubles back on itself, as the road turns east, then south, past some Roman sites, before finally heading east again. These bends have brought the road closer to the River Earn, and a sharp U-bend at Millearne leads to the narrow Kinkell Bridge, where the river is finally crossed.
On the far side of the river the B8062 continues its meandering route, first by bending sharply to the left before turning south to loop over a bridge across the Machany Water. Once it straightens up again, it is running southeastwards to climb relatively gently out of Strathearn. As it crosses the hills, the road slowly turns round to the south and presently the road reaches Auchterarder and a T-junction on the A824 (pre-bypass A9) in the centre of town. There is then a multiplex east along the A824 for about a mile back into open country.
The B8062 regains its number by turning right to follow a burn upstream, passing under both the modern route of the A9 and the Stirling to Perth railway line – the latter by means of a low and narrow arch bridge which feels more like a tunnel. Immediately after the bridge, the road turns sharply eastwards, winding gently over a low hill before a long undulating straight beneath the escarpment of the Ochil Hills. Eventually it descends gradually to enter the town of Dunning along Auchterarder Road and, after passing the golf course, ends at a crossroads where the B934 TOTSOs and the B9141 also terminates.
The entire route of the B8062 was unclassified in 1922. The B8062 was classified later in the 1920s but only on the western section between Crieff and Auchterarder. The eastern section, from Milton to Dunning, had become the B9098.