|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||12.3 miles (19.8 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The C36 is completely disconnected from the rest of the road network in Angus, as the road leaves the B966 in Aberdeenshire to the east of Gannochy Bridge and crosses into Angus after a mile close to the Rocks of Solitude on the adjacent River North Esk.
From this point the route follows the course of Glen Esk with the river constantly by the left-hand side for the whole of the route, up to the remote ending at Invermark.
The road follows an initial route slightly west of north as it leaves the lowlands behind and enters Highland territory with only the odd farmhouse making an appearance en-route. By the time we reach Millden Lodge around halfway up the glen the road now heads in a westerly direction and after passing the Retreat Museum, reaches the only sizeable settlement in the glen at Tarfside. Here, the Water of Tarf is crossed and a sharp left-hand bend has us heading south for a short spell before turning westwards again with the monument on the Hill of Rowan prominent to the north.
The final stage of the route heads north-westerly with the craggy terrain of Glen Lee and Glen Mark ahead signifying that the road is about to end. The end is reached just after a car park on the right-hand side of the road and the church at Invermark. The bridge over the Water of Mark proclaims that the road from here is private, it becomes a track and heads along the north side of Loch Lee to Inchgrundle.