|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||6.3 miles (10.1 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B9070 is arguably the most important classified road on Sanday, being the link to the island's ferry terminal at Loth. It is also the highest-quality road on the island; the entire route was upgraded to S2 standard between around 1990 and the early 2000s, including white lines and plenty of signs, which are generally lacking on the rest of the island!
The B9070 originally started on the coast at Hegglie Ber and headed east. The westernmost section was declassified in the early 1990s when the B9070 was extended to Loth due to the construction of the new ferry terminal; the island's main port used to be Kettletoft. There is now a reasonably sharp corner on the B9070 at Braeswick where the old road meets the new road.
Our road now starts at Loth ferry terminal, where the ro-ro Sanday Ferry departs for Kirkwall, Stronsay and Eday. The road passes by the wind turbines built in 2004 and continues along on a generally fast alignment. It passes through the scattered houses of the South End of the island, and eventually climbs relatively steeply up Warsetter Hill, the highest point on Sanday. The road then continues along straight for a couple of miles into the centre of the island, by Bea Loch. It turns right and then finishes at a T-junction with the B9068, where you can turn left for Burness, or right for Lady Village and Kettletoft.