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C55 (Angus)

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From:  Lochlands (NO447479)
To:  Mosside (NO490478)
Distance:  3 miles (4.8 km)
Meets:  A932, B9128
Former Number(s):  A929
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C55 Lochlands - Mosside
This article is about the Class III road numbered C55 maintained by Angus Council.
For other roads numbered C55, see C55

The C55 starts on the A932 just east of the Lochlands Junction of the A90, Forfar bypass, and heads south initially, continuing along the former line of the A929 as it heads past Lochlands Leisure Park. A bollard blocks off the remainder of the old road as we are directed left and eastwards, now without road markings, along a mile long straight much used by driving instructors due to its relative quietness. An unclassified road heads northwards up the gentler southern slope of Balmashanner Hill, serving the farms of Craignathro and Balmashanner, before the straight ends with an abrupt right-hand turn followed shortly by an even more acute left-hand bend.

Looking eastwards along the C55 as it heads through rural land south of Forfar.

The road then takes on a different character for half a mile as it undulates and twists its way alongside a wood on the right near Ladenford Farm. The C56 heading towards Forfar is passed on the left and the C57 from the village of Kingsmuir soon follows and continues as a multiplex before heading southwards after a few hundred yards towards Lour.

The road is now back in open land again and continues eastwards over a narrow blind crest where it crosses the former Forfar to Dundee railway line. Shortly after this we reach a sharp left-hand bend at the Moss-side of Lour and the road heads northwards to reach the B9158 near the western end of the long straight to Craichie.

Although the route could be considered as a southern by-pass of Forfar it would be seldom used as such, although it offers a route to the A90 southbound for rural communities to the south-east of the town without having to pass through it.

C55 (Angus)
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Class III Roads maintained by Angus Council
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