C86 (North Lanarkshire)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Via:||Wishaw Low Road|
|Distance:||1.9 miles (3.1 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The C86 is a route which is largely closed to traffic. It formerly follows Wishaw Low Road between Wishaw and Cleland, but the vast majority of the road has been reduced to a footpath with gates at either end. The precise start point in Wishaw is also unclear. Historically it would make sense for the C86 to have started on the A722 at the junction with Main Street and Glen Road, however this is now close to traffic, forcing traffic to start at the Cleland Road junction a little to the west and follow Cleland Road, then Main Street to Glen Road. Whilst Main Street in Wishaw is listed as part of the C86, neither Cleland Road nor Glen Road are.
Heading north on Glen Road, the C86 kept right at the fork, shortly after which is a gate. Older maps suggest that the road was mostly two-way in width, but since closure, vegetation has taken over and reduced the width down to single track, although this is largely irrelevant as the majority of traffic is now pedestrians and cyclists. The road crosses the South Calder Water on a 19th Century Bridge, the condition of which may have led to the closure of the road. It then continues through woodland and fields to Cleland, where another gate stops traffic, just beyond the last house. Wishaw Low Road meets Wishaw High Road at a mini roundabout, and it was the C86 that historically continued along Main Street to the B7029. There is no evidence that this has changed, although logically it should be the C87 now that the C86 is effectively defunct.
|C86 (North Lanarkshire)|