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Glencoe Crossroads

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Glencoe Crossroads
A' Chàrnaich
Location Map ( geo)
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County
Argyll
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Roads Joined
A82, B863
Junctions related to the B863

Glencoe Crossroads is the junction of the A82 and the B863. The village, where the infamous Massacre of Glencoe took place in 1692, sits at the entrance to Glen Coe and is surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery and is popular with serious hill-walkers, rock and ice climbers. It has been seen in numerous films, including Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as the home of Hagrid. The village looks out across Loch Leven, and is dominated by the shapely Pap of Coe, and infamous Aonach Eagach ridge.

The Crossroads was created in c1931 when the new road through the Glen was built, replacing the old road past the Clachaig Inn as the A82. At the same time, the new link to what is now the B863 Kinlochleven road was built through Invercoe. Previously this road appears to have followed the north bank of the River Coe to meet the old road immediately east of Brig O'Coe. This road is still used as a (muddy) access for the houses along it.

Looking at the map of Glencoe Village, it is easy to see where the new road sliced through the old crofts, with the long thin fields stretching up the hillside to the south of the A82. The junction was changed further in the 1970s when the A82 was diverted to cross the new Ballachulish Bridge, resulting in the junctions ceasing to be a crossroads as such. Glencoe Village, on the old road, is now accessed via the B863, rather than directly off the A82. However, this second junction so close to the main junction is disliked by locals who find it awkward to negotiate, with poor visibility often hampered by queueing traffic.

Following the tragic death of a local, a 40mph limit was installed on this section of the A82 in 2008, and a new pedestrian crossing has now been added (2010) in conjunction with the completion of the Ballachulish Cycle Track. Around the same time, plans to redevelop the Glencoe Inn saw discussions regarding the installation of a roundabout to provide better access to the Inn and village. Sadly, the financial crash saw both plans shelved, and the local community are still waiting for the junction to be improved.


Route To Notes

A82

A' Chrion-Làrrich/Crianlarich, Glasgow

A82

An Gearasdan/Fort William, An t-òban/Oban (A828), Ballachulish Former A828

B863

Ceann Loch Liobhann/Kinlochleven Argyll Coastal Route Former A82 and originally A829
A' Charnaich/Glencoe Village Former A82




Glencoe Crossroads
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Junctions on the A82
Charing Cross (Glasgow)  • Anniesland Cross  • Kilbowie Roundabout  • Old Kilpatrick Interchange  • Gavinburn Switch  • Dunglass Roundabout  • Dumbarton Fork • Barloan Toll  • Lomondgate Roundabout •
Renton Junctions • Stoneymollan Roundabout  • Arden  • Garelochhead Junction • Tarbet  • Crianlarich  • Tyndrum  • Clachaig Road End  • Glencoe Crossroads  • Ballachulish Roundabout  • North Ballachulish  • Corran Ferry  •
West End Roundabout  • An Aird  • Nevis Bridge  • Lochybridge  • Spean Bridge  • Commando Memorial  • Invergarry Bridge  • Fort Augustus  • Invermoriston  • Drumnadrochit  • Tarbert Junction • Telford Roundabout  •
Shore Street Roundabout  • Rose Street Roundabout  • Harbour Road Roundabout  • Longman Roundabout


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