B866

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B866
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From: Springfield, Loch Riddon (NS012789)
To: Dundarrach (NS025754)
Length: 2.8 miles (4.5 km)
Meets:  A886, A886
Former Number(s): A886
Highway Authorities

Argyll and Bute

Traditional Counties

Argyll

Route outline (key)
B866 Springfield - Dundarrach
This article is about the current B866 near Colintraive in Argyll.
For the former B866 to Balintore, see B866 (Balintore)
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Near Salthouse Point

The B866 follows the original lochside alignment – via Port an Eilein – of the A886 (former B8000) between Springfield and Dundarrach, immediately north of Colintraive. It is signed as a 'coastal route', although this is almost an exaggeration, as on the southern half of the route it is almost impossible to see the Loch below, through the dense foliage of the trees! The new line of the A886 was built sometime after 1980, with the B866 number being applied to the old road when it opened.

We start at a re-aligned junction with the A886, and run along the shore past Salthouse Point, before turning inland and climbing over a low hill to Port an Eilein. After another brief flirtation along the shore of Loch Riddon, we climb into the trees and pass a few scattered houses. Eventually (for a road that is less than three miles it seems far longer!), the A886 suddenly appears on the left, and after turning away from it briefly, we find it again at another re-aligned junction, with a stub of old road continuing ahead, and leading to the pavement into Colintraive.



B866
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B866-old-sign.jpgFallen sign for fallen rock! - Coppermine - 22155.jpgOn B866 near Salthouse Point - Geograph - 193357.jpg
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