|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||5.1 miles (8.2 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B867 today is the former route of the A9 through Bankfoot between Perth and Dunkeld. That road has been replaced with a new alignment that curves further east across the Muir of Thorn and includes a dualled section.
Starting at the southern end, we leave the A9 at Bankfoot Junction, which was originally a simple at-grade fork. However, additional slips have recently been provided on the southbound lane of the A9 via the Murthly Road. The A9 and B867 very slowly diverge as we head into the village of Bankfoot. In the village, the road ahead climbs steeply past a ruined church, but a slight kink to the left keeps us on the B867, which seems to quickly pass through the village and out into the open countryside beyond.
Soon after passing the last houses, the road sweeps right then left through a small valley. It is a good wide road, however, as it climbs through the small settlement of Waterloo. There are a few bends as we continue north, but while the map makes it look quite wiggly, there are good sight lines to allow overtaking. Of course, if this were still the A9 oncoming traffic would make such a manoeuvre impossible!
We then start to drop down the hill again, passing a small loch on the left before we reach the narrow, and relatively blind bridge under the railway. Beyond the bridge, the B867 runs parallel with both the railway on the left and the A9 on the right for about a mile. Not that you are really aware of such a thing. The road ends at a wide at-grade T-junction with the A9 just to the south of Birnam.