|From:||Forfar bypass (S) (NO446477)|
|Distance:||10.3 miles (16.6 km)|
|Meets:||A90, A926, B9128, B9134, B9113, A933|
|Route outline (key)|
The A932 is a relatively short A-road in central Angus. It originally started on the A94 in the centre of Forfar but when the bypass was built it was extended south along the ex-A929 to meet the bypass (which did not become the A90 for some years afterwards).
In Forfar the route TOTSOs right on meeting the A926 and then bypasses the town centre (its original route took the mainline at the A926 junction then ran along the High Street). On the eastern side of town the road zigzags between a mini-roundabout and a set of traffic lights to rejoin its original route. It bears to the right as it passes two adjacent B-roads before entering open country.
The A932 then leaves Forfar, travelling east along a similar route to that of the B9113 (the second of the pair of B-roads mentioned in the last paragraph). While the B9113 skirts the northern shore of Rescobie Loch, our route passes it to the south and after encountering no places of any size after leaving Forfar, ends at a T-junction with the A933 at the western end of Friockheim.
The road begins at the southern end of the Forfar by-pass and after passing Lochlands Garden Centre on the right, soon reaches "Duff`s Corner", a right hander where a view of Strathmore and Forfar suddenly appears. We then head down the hill into the town on Dundee Road before the TOTSO right into St.James Road. Halfway along this road at newly installed traffic lights, the new Asda store is passed on the left before a descent down to the mini roundabout takes us onto Academy Street, then uphill to another roundabout where a left turn takes us onto South Street for only a few yards, where it is right onto Arbroath Road at the East Port traffic lights and the final junction until the roads terminus in around seven miles from here.
With the town centre having been passed to its south we are now on the eastern outskirts of Forfar and within a mile or so the last houses are passed on the left with undulating fields on the right. Now out in the country we soon pass Forfar Golf Course on the right and half a mile further, Murton Nature Reserve on the left before a swift double bend through a dip at Foresterseat.
Within a mile Rescobie Loch appears on the left with Turin Hill beyond and the northern slope of Dunnichen Hill looms large to our right. A half mile straight here with good sightlines offers one of the few overtaking opportunities on this route before a double bend at Fonah farm heralds a twisty section for a few miles. Balgavies Loch Nature Reserve is passed on our left and then a couple of minor roads, the first on our left, the C44 heads north, skirting the eastern end of the loch, the second is a few yards on our right, the C54 which heads to the village of Letham.
Now the road reaches a series of bends through a wood culminating in the slowest corner on the route, a tight right hand bend at Milldens Farm. From now on the road is relatively straight but its undulating nature makes overtaking hazardous. The remains of the railway that ran from Forfar to Arbroath are now hard up against the left hand side for the next mile. This followed a similar route to the road through the Lunan Valley. The grounds of Guthrie Castle are on our left beyond the railway embankment as we head along a straight section through trees before emerging into the open for the last mile along a flat section that constantly bends gently to the left throughout, the road ending at the A933 near Friockheim. Left takes us towards Brechin, right continues on to Arbroath.