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From:  Douglastown (NO418475)
To:  Arbroath (NO631409)
Via:  Kirkbuddo
Distance:  16.1 miles (25.9 km)
Meets:  A94, A90, B978, B9128, B961, A933, B9095
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B9127 Douglastown - Arbroath
The B9127 near Kirkbuddo

The B9127 is a link road in south Angus heading into Arbroath from the west. The road was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932.

The road begins at a turn off on the A94 halfway between Forfar and Glamis and follows the original route of that road into the hamlet of Douglastown before bearing left. Half a mile later we pass the small group of buildings at the Kirkton of Kinnettles and then the castle-like mansion of Kinnettles House, which is situated on the left up the hill amongst trees. There are no more significant corners until we reach a GSJ on the A90 dual carriageway; left heads on to that road northbound whilst a slip road emerges off it on the right. Once past the underpass we come to a T-junction and turn right; the road to the left is the slip road off the A90 southbound and so is no entry.

We head south for a few yards with a junction on the right heading onto the A90 southbound, then the road negotiates a series of corners leading to the hamlet of Inverarity and its church, where there is a sharp turn left; this then signifies the start of an uphill climb for the next mile and a half towards Whigstreet, where the road has its first relatively straight section. We cross a minor road in the hamlet and then go through a wood at the Muir of Lour, where there are remnants of an old Roman camp. The old railway is crossed at Rosekinghall and a twisty section then has to be negotiated around Kirkbuddo House before we reach the crossroads with the B978. A mile later another B-road has to be crossed, this time the B9128 Forfar to Carnoustie road.

By now we have reached the highest point of the B9127 on the eastern fringe of the Sidlaw Hills, with open farmland in all directions; it's here that the road starts to head downhill gradually, with the North Sea now in sight. The B961 is soon reached at a T-junction and we must turn left onto it for a few yards, passing the Milton of Carmyllie Farm Shop on our right, before turning right to regain the B9127 number. Shortly there's an extremely tight double bend, left then right through a wood, as the road crosses a bridge over the Elliot Water. Back in open farmland again we pass the farms of Denhead of Arbirlot and Newton of Arbirlot before reaching another T-junction, where we turn left; right is a minor road to the nearby village of Arbirlot. Within a mile the road reaches the outskirts of Arbroath. A TOTSO right takes us into Arbirlot Road West and then to the junction with the A933 Westway, which is crossed via a right-left staggered crossroads into Arbirlot Road. Half a mile later, the road ends at the junction with the B9095 Keptie Road.

JunctionsDouglastown Junction
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B9127 Kinnettles turn-off.jpgB9127 at Inverarity.jpgB9127 at Kinnettles.jpgB9127 near Kirkbuddo - Geograph - 3289729.jpgRedford Road at it junction with the road to Guynd - Geograph - 1152225.jpg
Other nearby roads
ArbroathA92 • A933 • Angus Coastal Tourist Route • B9095 • B9095 (Cairnie Road, Arbroath) • B9114 • B964 • C46 (Angus) • C47 (Angus) • C48 (Angus) • C51 (Angus) • C600 (Angus) • C601 (Angus) • C602 (Angus) • C603 (Angus) • C604 (Angus) • C606 (Angus) • E120 (Old System) • EuroVelo 12 • NCN1 • T30 (Britain)
B9100 – B9999
B9100 • B9101 • B9102 • B9103 • B9104 • B9105 • B9106 • B9107 • B9108 • B9109 • B9110 • B9111 • B9112 • B9113 • B9114 • B9115 • B9116 • B9117 • B9118 • B9119
B9120 • B9121 • B9122 • B9123 • B9124 • B9125 • B9126 • B9127 • B9128 • B9129 • B9130 • B9131 • B9132 • B9133 • B9134 • B9135 • B9136 • B9137 • B9138 • B9139
B9140 • B9141 • B9142 • B9143 • B9144 • B9145 • B9146 • B9147 • B9148 • B9149 • B9150 • B9151 • B9152 • B9153 • B9154 • B9155 • B9156 • B9157 • B9158 • B9159
B9160 • B9161 • B9162 • B9163 • B9164 • B9165 • B9166 • B9167 • B9168 • B9169 • B9170 • B9171 • B9172 • B9173 • B9174 • B9175 • B9176 • B9177 • B9178 • B9179
B9180 • B9181 • B9182 • B9183 • B9184 • B9185 • B9186 • B9187 • B9188 • B9189 • B9190 • B9191 • B9192 • B9193 • B9194 • B9195 • B9196 • B9197 • B9198 • B9199
Earlier iterations: B9111 • B9145 • B9151 • B9164