|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||4.4 miles (7.1 km)|
|Meets:||A937, C10K, A90, B9120, B966|
|Route outline (key)|
The C9K starts on the A937 at Balmanno near Marykirk and meanders northwards, crossing the railway to meet the A90. There are two junctions along the way, and both appear to be spurs of the C9K. The first turns left to meet the A90 further west than the mainline, and the second turns right to rejoin the A937. The curious aspect of this spur, however, is that it reaches the A937 at a crossroads with the C10K, begging the question of why it is a spur at all. Returning to the mainline, it crosses the A90 at a staggered crossroads with a double central reservation gap, and continues meandering northwards to meet the B9120 at Thornton. It then continues, turning a little to the north west, and comes to an end on the B966 at Landends near Fettercairn.