|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||22.3 miles (35.9 km)|
|Meets:||A97, B9024, B992, A920, B9170, B993|
|Route outline (key)|
The B9001 is a cross-country B-road in north Aberdeenshire.
The road starts on the A97 at Bogniebray and heads east. After crossing the Burn of Forgue at Forgue itself the road zigzags into Glen Dronach, where it meets the B9024. The road then passes to the north of Largue and climbs up into the hills to the east. It reaches a summit at Denmoss before descending into a small valley, which is followed to Thorneybank. The road then goes over a spur before crossing the River Ythan to Badenscoth, where the B992 crosses. The road contours round a hill before descending into Rothienorman.
We run along Forgue Road through the village and joini a valley on the far side which is followed to the flat land of Wartle Moss. This is crossed to reach the A920. There is a short multiplex along this road past a petrol station; the B9001 has priority at the junctions at either end.
The road continues south and goes over a hill to pass to the west of Daviot. The next few miles consist of undulating fields. The road then goes over the River Urie and the Aberdeen to Inverness railway line to enter Inverurie. The original route of the B9001 was the next turn left, along Harlaw Road, signposted Town Centre; it then ended on the A96 West High Street. When the A96 was moved onto the Inverurie bypass the B9001 was also rerouted and so runs ahead to a roundabout on the pre-bypass A96. The roads ahead and to the right are signposted as leading to the bypass, which is odd as these roads are unclassified. The only classified road, now the B9001, is to the left and this is not recommended for through traffic.
The road heads south along North Street, the former A96, to reach a mini-roundabout on the B9170. There is a short multiplex west along West High Street, where the first road on the left is the original line of the B9001. The multiplex ends at a roundabout where the B9001 turns right to run along the full length of the High Street. At the far end the B9001 ends on the B993. This road TOTSOs here as the through route is the ex-A96.