The B97 runs into the hills from the Antrim coast. The road was originally unclassified but gained its number in the mid-1920s.
The road starts on the A2 within sight of the sea in Glenarm. Heading inland, it initially runs parallel to that road as it climbs away from the coast but shortly TOTSOs left to pass the cemetery and enter open country. The road continues to climb as it follows a similar route to the Glenarm River below us to the left.
Presently the road bears round to the right to diverge from the river and levels out to cross the moors. There are some surprisingly sharp bends on this section, only some of which are to avoid outcrops. Presently the road starts to descend and ends at a T-junction on the A42 near its crossing of the River Braid.