|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Fairy Bridge, Dunvegan (NG281512)|
|Distance:||4.3 miles (6.9 km)|
|Meets:||A850, car park|
|Route outline (key)|
After leaving the A850 the B886 follows the old route of that road as far as the Fairy Bridge, which is now crossed by only a narrow track. The road then turns right along the stream bank. It then runs across open moorland for two or three miles before the small Loch Bay appears below. The village of Lusta is then reached, where the B886 TOTSOs left at a T-junction and drops down to the shore at Stein. It ends in a car park but the nearby pier must have been the original raison d'être for the road. This tiny village, pier, and indeed the road leading to it were all built under the supervision of Thomas Telford, the last under his commission for Highland Roads and Bridges.
The road to the right at the T-junction before the B886 drops into Stein is unclassified, but actually serves more villages than the B886, including Trumpan at the end. This is a place worth visiting, with its interesting ruined church and stunning views across the Minch to the Western Isles.