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B934

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B934
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From:  Yetts o' Muckhart (NO005019)
To:  Upper Cairnie (NO032190)
Distance:  13.4 miles (21.6 km)
Meets:  A823, B8062, B9141, B935, B9112, A9
Highway Authorities

Clackmannanshire • Perth and Kinross

Traditional Counties

Kinross-shire • Perthshire

Route outline (key)
B934 Yetts o' Muckhart - Upper Cairnie

The B934 is a lengthy cross-country B-road which climbs through the Ochil Hills in South Perthshire.

Route

The B934 starts at a sharp fork junction on the A823 to the north of Yetts o'Muckhart and heads north, almost immediately losing the centre line, but remaining wide enough for two cars to squeeze past each other most of the time. The road then runs alongside the River Devon for a short distance before crossing it on an old stone bridge. A glance to the west will offer a glimpse of the Castlehill Reservoir Dam a short distance up the narrow valley. The route then follows the equally narrow valley of the Glendey Burn north, climbing steadily up the narrow confines of the valley floor. As the valley becomes shallower, the road climbs away from the burn with large forestry plantations (some of which has been recently felled) on either side.

South Quaich

There are a surprising number of properties sitting in the folds of the hills above the road, several hidden by trees, as the road crosses a minor watershed below Myrehaugh Hill. Looking off to the right is the narrow valley of Glen Queich, whose headwaters the road now follows as it continues to climb into the hills. Although the valley is not as steep or narrow as before, the forestry plantations are close to the roadside in places giving a dark, oppressive feeling in places. The road continues to wind north with the South Queich Water close at hand until it reaches the summit at a little over 300m. Across the summit, the road starts the descent, and is carried across the sharp slopes at the mouth of the Corb Glen on Corb Bridge, a giant embanked culvert on a horseshoe bend which has long since replaced the actual bridge.

Having escaped from the confines of the narrow glens, the road snakes across the open hillside above the trees for a while, climbing past another watershed to the overall summit at 322m. The road then dips past Blaeberry Toll and winds down through the forest around Cockersfauld Hill. The descent is rarely steep, but height is lost more quickly than it was gained on the climb. Apart from a couple of dips, the road stays on the hillside above the steep wooded valley of the Clatteringford Burn, which means that road has more space to manoeuvre, although it doesn't get any wider. Ahead lies an expansive view across Strathearn to the hills beyond, with the patchwork of fields stretching up the hill to meet the road as it passes a couple of farms on its meandering descent.

At length the road reaches Dunning, passing a large butcher plant before entering the village as Thorntree Square (which is a road rather than a square) which runs into the village centre at Tron Square (almost a square). There is a staggered crossroads here, to the left is the B8062; ahead to the left is the B9141, while the B934 TOTSOs right onto Kirkstyle Square (another street really). It passes the church and crosses the Dunning Burn before it TOTSOs again, turning left this time onto Perth Road. Heading north east now, the road winds out of the village and on across fields on terrain that unudlates gently, but is largely flat compared to the route through the hills. A gentle descent past Garvock Farm leads to Broomhill and the Highland Main Line, which is followed for a short distance to a junction with the B935 next to a level crossing.

Crossing Forteviot Bridge

This time the B934 maintains priority as it curves sharply left across the railway, but a few hundred yards further on the B934 crosses the River Earn on Forteviot Bridge and then has to TOTSO left, while priority is given to the B9112 which turns even more sharply right. The last section of the route climbs steeply out of the river valley on a long straight to end on the A9, where a gap in the central reservation is the only way to turn right.

The 1922 MOT Road List defines this route as: Yetts of Muchart - Dunning - Upper Cairnie





B934
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Level Crossing - Geograph - 25300.jpgMyrehaugh and Earnieside - Geograph - 297925.jpgForteviot level crossing.jpgForteviot-br2.jpgForteviot-br3.jpg
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