|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||17.6 miles (28.3 km)|
|Meets:||A947, B9170, A920, A90|
|Route outline (key)|
The B9005 is a largely rural road in north Aberdeenshire. The road was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932, making it an early example of a recycled number. The section southeast of Ellon follows the original line of the A92; it became an extension of the A948 when the bypass (now the A90) was built in the 1980s and became an extension of the B9005 when Ellon gained its northern bypass.
The road starts on the A947 in Fyvie. The A-road here has been rerouted slightly to avoid that part of the village alongside (meaning that the junction has as well) but our road remains urban. We head north across the River Ythan then TOTSO right by the war memorial to follow a semi-residential road into open country. We continue northeast across the fields and through the village of Woodhead before a sharp right-hand bend takes us onto a southeasterly course.
After going through Cottown we descend back into the valley of the River Ythan and follow it downstream for most of the rest of our route. Presently we reach Methlick and a T-junction on the B9170 (former A981) and multiplex along that road to the right over the river and through the village centre. After passing the war memorial the B9170 TOTSOs right and our road regains its number by continuing ahead.
We continue downstream with the river to the left and the grounds of Haddo House (home of the Marquesses of Aberdeen, now owned by the NTS) on the right. A couple of miles further on a sharp left-hand bend takes us back over the river and into Ythanbank, where we TOTSO right at a T-junction. Present there's another T-junction and a TOTSO left, after which we run into Ellon along Craigs Road. We follow Station Road to a crossroads where we turn right into Bridge Street.
We quickly reach a roundabout where we meet the A920. Dead ahead is the old bridge over the Ythan but we now multiplex with the A-road on a newer, wider bridge to its right. The multiplex ends at the next set of lights where the A920 turns right and we continue ahead to climb out of town along South Road. Presently a roundabout is reached, where the road ends on the A90 eastern bypass.