A980: Banchory to Alford

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A980 Banchory to Alford : 20 miles

Illustrated by 139 Geograph photos; an average of c.7/mile.

The A980 starts on the east side of Banchory, heading north 2.2mls on the Raemoir Road from the A93.

NO7095 : New traffic lights by Stanley Howe NO7096 : Exotic conifers by Banchory Academy by Stanley Howe NO7096 : Post Office, Woodside Place by Stanley Howe NO7096 : New entrance to expanded garden centre by Stanley Howe NO6997 : A980: Upper Lochton junction by Stanley Howe NO6997 : More development on the outskirts of Banchory by Stanley Howe
NO6997 : 'Cow Shed' junction by Stanley Howe NO6997 : New building by A980 at Lochhead of Leys. by Stanley Howe NO6998 : Access to Lochhead Croft by Stanley Howe NO6999 : Winding road near Torphins by C Michael Hogan NO6999 : Main (south) entrance to Raemoir House Hotel. by Stanley Howe

At entrance to Raemoir Hotel the A980 turns westwards for 4.8mls to Torphins.

NO6999 : Damhead by Stanley Howe NO6999 : Watchmaker's Cottage by Stanley Howe NO6899 : A980 north of Balwearie by Stanley Howe NO6899 : West entrance to Raemoir estate by Stanley Howe NO6899 : Brockton by Stanley Howe NO6799 : Kennerty Farm by Stanley Howe
NO6899 : Boundary of Knockings Wood by Stanley Howe NO6799 : Woodland belt between Kennerty and Craignarb by Stanley Howe NO6799 : Track to Glassel Estate by Stanley Howe NO6699 : Burn about to pass under A980 by Stanley Howe NJ6600 : Greenburn by Stanley Howe NO5604 : Kilrenny Cellarydyke gap by Jim Bain
NJ6600 : Gateway exit to A980 by Stanley Howe NJ6500 : Tillefaud by Stanley Howe NJ6500 : Cottages by A980 by Stanley Howe NJ6500 : Milltown of Campfield FS & PO by Stanley Howe NJ6500 : Milltown of Campfield carwash by Stanley Howe NJ6400 : Junction of Glassel road with A980 by Stanley Howe
NJ6400 : Milton of Campfield farm by Stanley Howe NJ6400 : 'Twenty Mile' cottage by Stanley Howe NJ6400 : Milestone by Stanley Howe NJ6400 : A980 approaching Torphins by Stanley Howe NJ6400 : A980 past Craigour by Stanley Howe NJ6400 : Damp meadows by the Beltie Burn by Stanley Howe
NJ6300 : A980 - Old and New by Stanley Howe NJ6300 : Bridge over Learney Burn by Stanley Howe NJ6300 : Culvert under A980 by Stanley Howe NJ6300 : View over A980 towards Nether Mains by Stanley Howe NJ6301 : A980 approaching Torphins by Stanley Howe NJ6201 : Entry to Torphins from the southeast by Stanley Howe
NJ6201 : A980 entering Torphins by Stanley Howe NJ6201 : Alligator's teeth by Stanley Howe NJ6201 : Craigour Road (A980) by Stanley Howe NJ6201 : A pair of new houses in Craigour Road by Stanley Howe NJ6201 : Craigour Road by Stanley Howe NJ6201 : Cottage by Cowie Wynd access by Stanley Howe
NJ6201 : Edingight Wynd by Stanley Howe NJ6201 : Learney Arms Hotel by Stanley Howe NJ6201 : Another 'makeover' in Torphins (Aug 2011) by Stanley Howe

Thence onwards for 3mls in a westerly direction to Lumphanan.

NJ6201 : Dismantling the old Co-op in Torphins by Stanley Howe NJ6201 : Torphins Primary School by Stanley Howe NJ6201 : The Learney Hall, Torphins by John Aldersey-Williams NJ6201 : Junction of Kerloch Crescent with A980 by Stanley Howe NJ6201 : Houses in Beltie Road by Stanley Howe NJ6202 : Bend in A980 by Stanley Howe
NJ6102 : Post box by Stanley Howe NJ6102 : Access to Burnside Croft by Stanley Howe NJ6002 : Access to Mill of Pitmurchie by Stanley Howe NJ6102 : A construction project at Wester Beltie by Stanley Howe NJ6002 : A980 crossing Beltie Burn by Stanley Howe NJ6003 : Ice on roadside pond by Stanley Howe
NJ5903 : A980 summit at Denhead by Stanley Howe NJ5903 : A980 from Denhead summit by Stanley Howe NJ5903 : Milepost 24, near Denhead by Stanley Howe NJ5904 : Approach to Lumphanan from Torphins by Stanley Howe NJ5904 : Lees buses by Stanley Howe NJ5804 : Lumphanan Golf Club by Stanley Howe
NJ5804 : Curve in A980 in Lumphanan by Stanley Howe NJ5804 : A980 heading west through Lumphanan by Stanley Howe NJ5804 : A980 through Lumphanan by Stanley Howe NJ5804 : Road junction in Lumphanan. by Stanley Howe

Turn right and proceed 2.9mls north to B9119 Crossroads.

NJ5804 : Macbeth Arms, Lumphanan by Stanley Howe NJ5804 : Village Hall, Lumphanan by Stanley Howe NJ5804 : Approaching a bend in Perkhill Road by Stanley Howe NJ5705 : Howburn Cottage by Stanley Howe NJ5705 : Restored cottage by Stanley Howe NJ5705 : Access to Broomhill farm by Stanley Howe
NJ5705 : A pond by Stanley Howe NJ5705 : Perkhill from joint access with Burnside. by Stanley Howe NJ5606 : Bankhead farm by Stanley Howe NJ5606 : A renovated cottage by Stanley Howe NJ5606 : Access to Bankhead by Stanley Howe NJ5606 : A980 to Alford by Stanley Howe
NJ5606 : Tarland/Alford junction by Stanley Howe NJ5607 : Crossroads Cottage by Stanley Howe NJ5607 : View from Crossroad Inn by Stanley Howe NJ5607 : 'Crossroads' by Stanley Howe

Cross the B9119 and proceed 4.1mls to Muir of Fowlis.

NJ5607 : Camphill House by Beda Itin NJ5707 : A980 near Camphill by Stanley Howe NJ5608 : Approach to Muirton road junction by Stanley Howe NJ5608 : Muirton road junction by Stanley Howe NJ5608 : Disused sandpit by Stanley Howe NJ5708 : Bend in A980 by Stanley Howe
NJ5709 : Mill of Kintocher farmyard by Stanley Howe NJ5709 : Bend in A980 by Stanley Howe NJ5709 : Cowford Bridge by Stanley Howe NJ5709 : Upstream Leochel Burn by Stanley Howe NJ5710 : Waulkmill by Stanley Howe NJ5710 : Cottage by Mill of Craigievar by Stanley Howe
NJ5710 : Craigievar School by Stanley Howe NJ5710 : Tough road at Knockandoch by Stanley Howe NJ5711 : Convex field in the drizzle by C Michael Hogan SD9951 : High Street by Kevin Rushton NJ5611 : Village Hall, Muir of Fowlis by Stanley Howe NJ5611 : Village Hall, Muir of Fowlis by Stanley Howe
NJ5611 : Ladymill farmhouse by Stanley Howe NJ5611 : Ladymill crossroads by Stanley Howe NJ5611 : Ladymill, Muir of Fowlis by Stanley Howe NJ5612 : A980 through Muir of Fowlis by Stanley Howe NJ5612 : Houses in Muir of Fowlis by Stanley Howe NJ5612 : Towie junction by Stanley Howe

From Muir of Fowlis continue northwards 3.5mls to its end where it joins the A944 between Alford and Bridge of Alford.

NJ5612 : Junction of A980 with road to Towie by Stanley Howe NJ5612 : Timber merchant workshop by Stanley Howe NJ5512 : Bridge over Cushie Burn by Stanley Howe NJ5512 : Narrow bridge on A980 by Stanley Howe NJ5512 : Bridgeton cottage by Stanley Howe NJ5512 : View NE from near Bridgeton by Stanley Howe
NJ5513 : Approach to Dorsell by Stanley Howe NJ5514 : Shelter belt south of Dorsell by Stanley Howe NJ5514 : Upper Mill by Stanley Howe NJ5514 : Approach to Upper Mill by Stanley Howe NJ5415 : Asloun junction by Stanley Howe NJ5415 : Bridge over the Strow Burn by Stanley Howe
NJ5415 : Bridge over Strow Burn by Stanley Howe NJ5415 : Field gate by A980 by Stanley Howe NJ5415 : Drain near Muir Farm by Stanley Howe NJ5415 : Muir of Alford farmhouse by Stanley Howe NJ5515 : Reekie junction by Stanley Howe NJ5515 : Junction for Auchintoul by Stanley Howe
NJ5516 : Access to Annfield Mill by Stanley Howe NJ5516 : Bridge over Leochel Burn by Stanley Howe NJ5516 : West Parish Church by C Page NJ5516 : Memorial slab for Charles 'Hamewith' Murray by Stanley Howe NJ5516 : A cottage by the kirkyard by Stanley Howe NJ5516 : Wellhouse junction by Stanley Howe
NJ5516 : A980 approaching Bridge of Alford slip road by Stanley Howe NJ5616 : Alford/Huntly junction by Stanley Howe NJ5616 : 'Battle of Alford' crossroads by Stanley Howe


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