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B978

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B978
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Broughty Ferry (NO457311)
To:  Tulloes (NO512449)
Distance:  10.3 miles (16.6 km)
Meets:  A930, A92, B961, B9127, B9128
Highway Authorities

Angus • Dundee

Traditional Counties

Angus

Route outline (key)
B978 Broughty Ferry - Tulloes
This article is about the current B978 in Angus.
For the original B978 in Kincardineshire, see B978 (Stonehaven - Banchory)
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The B978 is a medium-length B-road in south Angus. The road was originally unclassified but had gained its present number by 1928, making it an early example of a recycled number.

The route starts at traffic lights on the A930 Queen Street in Broughty Ferry, only a few blocks from the coast. The road heads north, away from the sea, along Claypotts Road which winds between hedges and stone walls, with very few properties actually facing on to the road. Parkland then opens up on either side of the road, with Claypotts Castle standing back on the left just before the traffic lights. These control a complicated junction with the old and current routes of the A92, which is now dualled to the east of this junction. There's a short multiplex east along the A92 as far as the next set of lights where the B978 turns left onto Baldovie Road to regain its number and northerly course.

The road is now D2 as it passes a Supermarket, accessed from a mini roundabout, and then an industrial estate. There is then a long section where the central reservation has been removed and there is only one running lane in either direction to allow for turning lanes, bus stops and parking bays before the grass resumes and the road is properly D2. The road then bears round to the left at Baldovie Toll and becomes the S2 B961, Drumgeith Road. To stay on the B978, traffic has to use an easy-to-miss TOTSO right onto Kellas Road as the dual carriageway comes to an end. There is then a few hundred feet of multiplex with the B961 (where the B978 is dominant) before that road turns right at what was the original junction between the two roads, a simple crossroads.

Wellbank

Modern Housing estates at the start of Kellas Road are largely screened by trees, but then the B978 winds northwards, climbing gently across the undulating fields. After about a mile, the small village of Kellas is reached, but quickly passed through. A couple of fields later Bucklerheads flashes past and then the route enters the larger village of Wellbank, still on Kellas Road. Beyond the village, the route climbs over a low ridge, then dips to cross the Pitairlie Burn before climbing again. The landscape is predominantly agricultural, with houses and farms scattered along the roadside and occasional blocks of woodland. After crossing the summit of over 200m, the route descends gently to the north east, and crosses a bridge over an old railway line whose shallow cutting has largely been filled in.

A slight climb leads to the scattered community of Kirkbuddo, where the B9127 is crossed at a crossroads with wide verges to aid visibility. There's then a short run north which passes to the east of Tulloes Wood before the end of the route at a T-junction on the B9128.




B978
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Wellbank - Geograph - 9994.jpgB978 at Luckyslap.jpgB978 heading up the hill.jpgB978 nearing Kirkbuddo.jpgB978 Milestone at Kellas.jpg
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