A952 road

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A952 shield

A952 road northbound near Toll of Birness
Route information
Length16.5 mi[1] (26.6 km)
Major junctions
FromA90 at Toll of Birness
 A90 A90 road
A950 A950 road
A90 A90 road
ToA90 at Cortes
Road network

The A952 road is a main road in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. This roadway is a north-south connector that serves as an inland bypass to the more coastally aligned A90 road.[2] It runs from Toll of Birness in the south to Cortes in the north, passing through the communities of Ardallie, Clola, Mintlaw and New Leeds. It has been noted that traffic accidents are most frequent at pronounced road bends along the A952.[3]


The local area is rich with prehistorical and historical features. Somewhat to the east of the A952 road are a number of prehistoric monuments including Catto Long Barrow,[4] Silver Cairn and many tumuli. In that same vicinity of the Laeca Burn watershed is the point d'appui of historic battles between invading Danes and indigenous Picts.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Driving directions to A952". Google. Retrieved 22 September 2013.
  2. ^ AA Great Britain Road Atlas. 2003. p. 57 ISBN 0-7495-3438-9
  3. ^ Traffic Engineering and Control. 1990. published by Printerhall, v.31
  4. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2008. Catto Long Barrow fieldnotes, Modern Antiquarian [1]

Coordinates: 57°29′21″N 1°59′56″W / 57.4891°N 1.99893°W / 57.4891; -1.99893