|To:||Mains of Towie (NJ746442)|
|Distance:||24.4 miles (39.3 km)|
|Meets:||A944, B9002, A96, A920, B9001, A947|
|Route outline (key)|
The B992 is a long B-road in central Aberdeenshire.
It starts at Whitehouse on the A944 on the edge of the Howe of Alford. The road heads north, skirting the hills to the right and going through a couple of woods before coming into sight of the River Don, which it crosses at a narrow bridge a few hundred yards later to reach Keig. Here the road TOTSOs right at a T-junction (left is unclassified)
Now in hillier terrain the road follows a valley upstream, passing between the hills. Eventually a summit is reached and the road now descends more quickly to cross a burn and enter Auchleven. It runs along the main street of the village before crossing more rolling fields on the far side. After passing Carrier's Hill the road reaches a T-junction on the B9002 on the western edge of Insch.
There is a short multiplex east, going over a level crossing on the Aberdeen to Inverness line, before the B992 regains its number by turning left. It runs through the centre of the town, along Commercial Road and Commerce Street, before climbing out of town. Shortly afterwards the road bends sharply to the right and descends to the east to reach the A96 which is crossed at a staggered crossroads. The original line of the B992 here ran slightly to the east along a route no longer open to traffic.
The road narrows to S1 and heads east before having to TOTSO left. It zigzags across the fields to reach a T-junction on the A920, after which there is a multiplex east for over half a mile. The B992 turns left to regain its number, remaining S1, and crosses a saddle before zigzagging over more-or-less flat land to reach Fisherford. The road then heads northeastwards before descending to Badenscoth, where it has to give way to the B9001.
On the far side the road widens to S2 once again - but not for long. It skirts Gordonstown Hill before crossing the River Ythan. The valley is followed downstream to Kirkton of Auchterless before the road bears left and climbs to Dykeside. Here the road bends to the right and descends back into the valley. It ends soon afterwards at a T-junction on the A947.