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B9052

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B9052
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  St Mary's (HY483013)
To:  Foubister (HY519043)
Distance:  3.5 miles (5.6 km)
Meets:  A961, A960
Old route now:  A961
Highway Authorities

Orkney Islands

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Orkney

Route outline (key)
B9052 St Mary's - Churchill Barrier 1
B9052 Churchill Barrier 1 - Foubister
Foubister

The B9052 crosses the East Mainland of Orkney from the A961 at St Mary's to the A960 at Foubister.

We start right on the coast. The original western end of the road was on the A961 by the pier in the centre of St Mary's, but with the opening of the Churchill Barriers after World War II the A961 was extended to the east to cross the Barriers to South Ronaldsay; this took over the original western end of the B9052, truncating the road slightly to its current starting point at the northern end of Barrier 1.

The B9052 follows the coast for about half a mile until the coastline turns off to the south east, leaving the road to start its journey across the island. However, all too soon the road too turns sharply to the south east, before returning to a north easterly direction. As the road climbs, the scattering of houses along the roadside diminishes, until it reaches one of the higher points of this part of Orkney, giving good views across the island and beyond. There is then a gentle descent to Foubister, where the B9052 ends at a simple T-junction on the A960.




B9052
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