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B936

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B936
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From:  Den of Lindores (NO252171)
To:  Freuchie (NO287066)
Via:  Auchtermuchty, Falkland
Distance:  9.1 miles (14.6 km)
Meets:  A913, A91, A912, A92
Former Number(s):  A983
Highway Authorities

Fife

Traditional Counties

Fife

Route outline (key)
B936 Den of Lindores – Falkland
(A912) Falkland
B936 Falkland – Freuchie

Route

The B936 is an L-shaped B-road in north Fife.

It starts on the A913 at Den of Lindores, to the east of Newburgh, and heads south, quickly passing under the Kirkcaldy to Perth railway line. It then winds slowly up the hill, detouring to the west to find a gap between the hills ahead. This section is narrow and windy, often between high hedges offering severely limited forward visibility. After reaching the first summit, it improves a little, with some short straights and wider verges making it feel less claustrophobic. The route through the hills undulates, crossing the 100m contour more than once before descending alongside the Pitcairlie Burn into Auchtermuchty. A short sharp drop loses most of the height, with the final approach to the small town being twistier once more.

The B936 enters Auchtermuchty on Newburgh Road, then follows Burnside through the town, crossing the Pitcairlie Burn to reach a crossroads on the A91. The small town has a fine group of traditional vernacular buildings clustered in irregular patterns along winding streets, and is well worth exploring by foot. Burnside continues across the A91 before becoming Station Road. A short spur on the right, along Orchard Flat, leads back to the A91. A couple of large industrial sites sit either side of the road as it winds out of Auchermuchty, to find that the terrain is now completely flat. The road winds through fields, passes Myres Castle and after several bends it passes through Dunshalt. The long main street of pretty cottages leads down to the narrow bridge over the River Eden before the B936 runs along a dead-straight road, climbing gently.

Approaching the A912 at Falkland

Eventually the road does bend slightly to run along an avenue of trees and reach a T-junction on the A912 on the edge of the grounds of Falkland Palace. There is then a short multiplex south along the A912 through Falkland itself as far as a mini-roundabout, where the B936 turns left. Falkland is a picture postcard old-world Fife Town with an eclectic mixture of old buildings, but the magnificent remains of Falkland Palace mean that many of the surrounding buildings are of equally fine architecture. The A912 has run round the east side of the town, so it doesn't take long for the B936 to pass the last house and cross fields once more. The road dips a little as it heads eastwards, and soon reaches Newtown of Falkland, a small village which is quickly passed through.

The Lomond Hills loom up to the right, although they get lower and further away as the road continues east on its final run through fields to Freuchie. It runs along West End and then Main Street through the centre of town, with traffic calming and parked cars conspiring to cause traffic jams at times. Continuing ahead onto East End, the route comes to an end at a crossroads on the A92 (former B937).

History

The road north of Falkland was for some years the A983

Although the B936 currently has exactly the same route as is described in the 1922 Road Lists this does not mean it has always been this way. By 1932 the entire route of the B936 to the north of Falkland had been upgraded to Class I status, becoming the A983, thus leaving only the road from Falkland to Freuchie numbered B936. This situation continued until at least the 1970s, and is still shown on the 1974 OS Landranger map. However, the A983 was later downgraded and the B936 regained its original route once more.

The 1922 MOT Road List defines this route as: Freuchie - Falkland - Auchtermuchty - Newburgh





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B936 - Geograph - 1621104.jpgCentre of Freuchie - Geograph - 1169222.jpgGlenburnie Railway Bridge in Den of Lindores - Geograph - 105552.jpgB936 heading for Falkland.jpgB936 approaching Dunshalt.jpg
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