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B8063

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B8063
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Luncarty (NO092292)
To:  Buchanty (NN911283)
Distance:  12.9 miles (20.8 km)
Meets:  B9099, A9, A822
Highway Authorities

Perth and Kinross

Traditional Counties

Perthshire

Route outline (key)
B8063 Luncarty - Buchanty
Near Buchanty

The B8063 is a strange route, following the north side of Glen Almond from Luncarty just north of Perth through to the A822 in the popular tourist spot of the Sma' Glen. It is a slow, winding route, serving scattered communities who are unlikely to use the road end-to-end, with the A85 and the minor roads on the south side of the glen providing better, faster routes. The road was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932.

Starting at the Luncarty Bridge junction, the B8063 heads south along the former route of the A9, before turning westwards (where the old A9, now a track, continues ahead) to reach a crossroads. The original line of the B8063 from the A9 was to the left here, through Redgorton, now a dead end. The B8063 has to TOTSO right, loosely following the Shochie Burn as it heads west. There is a white line down the centre of the road much of the way (although sometimes it is only visible due to the wearing away of subsequent surface dressing), but the further west the road goes, the more hopeful this white line appears to be. In places the edges of the road seem to have been significantly encroached by the verge, narrowing the road to the point where each lane is narrower than modern cars!

The map suggests that the road is reasonably straight, but this is not the case, as it wiggles across the landscape, slowly gaining height. After a sharp double bend, the road turns to head across the hillside into Glen Almond proper. The road swings sharp left, the onward route into Little Glenshee signed with a ford 3 miles ahead, and then reaches Chapelhill. Here, the road curves round to the right, although up until the 1960s it continued ahead. This seems to be the result of a bridge collapse and much of the old road has been reclaimed into fields and gardens.

After curving round three sides of the little village, the B8063 continues westwards, wiggling through the rest of the scattered communities of Logiealmond. There is a short 40 limit, and some of the narrowest road yet with a white centre line. Indeed, in places where the line is missing the road actually feels wider! A sharp left takes the road out of the 'village', and across the hill above the Shelligan Burn, which is crossed at last before the road returns to the River Almond. After wiggling through some woodland, the road plunges down to cross the river, turning sharp right immediately after the bridge at a T junction. There is now just over a mile left of the road, following the south bank of the river, and then the road splits, climbing up to meet the A822 in either direction at sharp fork junctions. The A822 has always had this route, suggesting that the B8063 fork has existed from the beginning.




B8063
Junctions
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A white cottage - Geograph - 567859.jpgSma' Glen - Geograph - 2304308.jpgB8063 Logiealmond.jpgChapelhill inn.jpgB8063 east of Chapelhill.jpg
B8000 – B8099
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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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