|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||9.6 miles (15.4 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B953 is a cross-country B-road in eastern Perthshire. The road was originally unclassified but had gained its present number by 1932.
The road starts at a dumbbell GSJ on the A90 to the west of Inchture. Most maps show the road heading east from the southern roundabout into Inchture itself, with some even taking the road as far as the A90 again, to a junction which is only an offslip. The GSJ is missing an eastbound onslip and so the road heads east alongside the A90 to a roundabout serving this slip road, where it bears left to head north across the flat coastal plain.
A range of hills has been visible more-or-less from the beginning of the road and presently these are reached, with the road bending to lessen the climb. After crossing a small stream we pass through Abernyte and then head west across the fields and then through a pass between two hills. The one to the right is Dunsinane, which plays an important role in Shakespeare's Macbeth.
As the road descends there are a few sharp corners, after which the road becomes straighter as the terrain becomes flatter. After a mile or so we reach Balbeggie, ending here at a T-junction on the A93.