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Tyndrum
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County
Perthshire
Highway Authority
Stirling

Tyndrum is a village and junction where the A82 and A85 split after their multiplex north from Crianlarich. Despite a slightly smaller population and perhaps less of a village-feel, Tyndrum is the stopping place of choice for many heading north on either route. The Green Welly is well known as a mini services, and with other shops, hotels and cafes, Tyndrum offers plenty for the traveller to stop for. There is more to Tyndrum than just a service stop, however. It lies on the West Highland Way long distance path, has two stations - one for the Oban and one for the Fort William line, and also a history which includes Gold mines and military roads.

Junction

Lying just outside the village to the north, and sometimes referred to as 'Milton', the junction where the A85 turns west for Oban, whilst the A82 continues north to Glen Coe and Fort William is a T junction with a slip road for A82 South to A85 traffic. Very little traffic turns between the A85 and the A82 North, partly because they both vaguely head in the same direction, albeit being a very long way round. Only traffic using the A819 is likely to make this movement.

The old A82 turned right here, just across the bridge

The junction that exists today is not, however, the original one. The old line of the A85 lies in the bog a few yards to the south of the existing line, with a more pronounced fork off the A82, although the junction here was likely to only have been in use for a few years at most in the 1930s. Prior to that, the junction was in the village itself, with the A82 originally following what is now the West Highland Way up the side road alongside the river between the shop and the Green Welly. This is the old military road built by Major Caulfeild in the 1750s, and in use as the main road north until the early 1930s.

Routes

Route To Notes

A82

An Gearasdan/Fort William

A82

Taigh an Droma/Tyndrum, A' Chrìon Làraich/Crianlarich

A85

An t-Òban/Oban



Tyndrum
RoadsA82 • A82/Strathfillan • A85 • T12 (Britain) • T29 (Britain)
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Features of the A82 Corridor
Route HistoryA82Great Western Road • Loch Lomond • Glen Falloch • Srathfillan • Rannoch Moor • Glencoe • Ballachulish - Fort William • Fort William - Fort Augustus • Loch Ness
Associated Routes: A805 • A829 • A876 • A8005 • B810 • B848 • B863 • B8040
CrossingsErskine Bridge • Dumbarton Bridge • Balloch Bridge • Luss Bridge • White Bridge • Ba Bridge • Kingshouse Bridge • The Study • Achnambeithach Bridge • Ballachulish Bridge • Righ Bridge • Corran Ferry • Kiachnish Bridge • Nevis Bridge • Lochybridge • Caledonian Canal Swing Bridges • Invergarry Bridge • Bridge of Oich • Fort Augustus Bridge • Invermoriston Bridge
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DestinationsGlasgow • Clydebank • Erskine Bridge • Dumbarton • Tarbet • Crianlarich • Tyndrum • Fort William • Lochybridge • Spean Bridge • Inverness
Junctions on the A85
Argyll Square (Oban)  • Corran Halls Junction  • Connel  • Taynuilt  • Dalmally Junction  • Inverlochy Bridge  • Tyndrum  • Crianlarich  • Lix Toll  • Lochearnhead  • Comrie • Crieff • Gilmerton Junction • St. Johnstone Interchange • Crieff Road Roundabout • Barnhill Junction  • Swallow Roundabout • Riverside Junction
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Major CitiesAberdeen • Dundee • Edinburgh • Glasgow • Inverness • Perth • Stirling
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