|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Forres By Pass (NJ027586)|
|Distance:||5.7 miles (9.2 km)|
|Meets:||A96, A940, B9010, A96, B9089, unclassified|
|Route outline (key)|
The B9011 is a short B-road in north Moray.
The road originally started at the eastern end of Forres, but when this small Moray town was bypassed, the B9011 was extended along the former A96 through the town. Therefore we now start at a roundabout on Nairn Road at the western end of the bypass and head into town past a Tesco store to reach another roundabout with the A940. This route has also been extended, along Market Street, to meet the bypass.
Immediately beyond the roundabout we cross the Burn of Mosset on Castle Bridge. Beyond the bridge is a pleasant park, before we enter the town centre, and run north east along the High Street. The B9010 enters from the right, taking a strange circuitous route to Elgin, while we continue to rejoin the A96 at another roundabout next to Sueno's Stone, a large prehistoric monolith.
Beyond the roundabout we cross open country on the B9011's original route. We go over the railway line on a sharp double bend to enter the small village of Kinloss, now dominated by RAF Kinloss. Here traffic lights control a TOTSO with the B9089 near Kinloss Abbey, and we turn northwards running along the shore between the vast tidal basin of Findhorn Bay and the airfield. Findhorn is a pretty village lined along the edge of Findhorn Bay, and backing into the dunes of the Moray Firth, with the B9011 ending in a large one-way loop through the village. However, the original terminus seems to have been, as with so many roads in Northern Scotland, at the old pier of the village's harbour.