It starts on the western edge of Friockheim on the A933. The road heads east through the village, although the southern side of the road is almost entirely rural. Soon the left of the road also embraces fields.
The road then zigzags in an overall southeasterly direction. There are some quite sharp corners on this section. After passing through a wood the road comes to a T-junction, at which it turns right and then continues the township of Chapelton where it TOTSOs sharp left at a crossroads. After this the road is much straighter.
The road passes between a hill (to the south) and the Lunan Water (to the north). The stream becomes closer the further travelled but the road does not actually cross it. Presently the road reaches a T-junction on the A92 on the edge of Inverkeilor, where the B965 ends.