|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||14.7 miles (23.7 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The C30 is another of the long, meandering C roads that criss-cross Angus. It starts near the centre of Brechin, on the B966 and heads north on Distillery Road, forking right onto Cookston Road. The edge of the town is quickly reached, and the road passes under the A90 bypass, continuing north to Parkend, where it turns left at the first two junctions, then heads through the village of Little Brechin where it keeps right at the next fork. After crossing the Cruick Water at the Mill of Balrownie, the route then turns west to reach Tigerton at the Menmuir War Memorial and the fork with the C35.
Passing through the Kirkton of Menmuir and the junctions of the C34 and C33 roads, the route now hugs the edge of the foothills of the Grampians before dropping to the hamlet of Fern, and again to cross the Noran Water at Courtford Bridge.
After the Denside Crossroads, the road heads through open countryside to the village of Memus where it reaches a junction and we turn to the right, northwards for a few hundred yards through the village before turning westwards again, eventually reaching the wooded surroundings of the grounds of Cortachy Castle. The last stretch sees the road wind through the woods and cross the River South Esk by the church at Cortachy, and then come to an end soon after on the B955.