|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Holt Heath (SO815630)|
|Distance:||4.6 miles (7.4 km)|
|Meets:||A38, A449, A443|
|Former Number(s):||B4197, A449|
|Route outline (key)|
The road originally started on the A38 in Droitwich town centre but when that road was moved onto the western bypass the A4133 was moved with it. Interestingly it starts at the only GSJ on the bypass, although others were planned. The old route out of Droitwich is now difficult to follow owing to later development. Starting on the old A38 Worcester Road, the A4133 ran west along Ombersley Street and then Ombersley Road – but not Ombersley Way – to cross the Briar Mill Bridge over the River Salwarpe. The line immediately west has been destroyed by the present A38 (Boycott Bridge over the stream still exists but only for pedestrians) but the road then followed Westwood Way to join the present route of the A4133 just to the west of the roundabout; the old line is just visible through the wood.
From the A38 roundabout the A4133 winds towards the west, passing a few scattered buildings and skirting Hadley. The road soon reaches the A449 Ombersley bypass, meeting the southbound sliproads before going under the road to enter Ombersley itself. The old A449 is met at a roundabout in the village centre; this now acts as the two northbound sliproads, although they are ordinary two-way village streets until just before the bypass is reached. Most maps claim that the old A449 now forms two spurs of the A4133.
The road heads due west out of the village and soon reaches Holt Fleet, where it bends to the left to cross the River Severn. It then regains its westerly course (albeit slightly further south) to reach Holt Heath, where the road ends at a T-junction on the A443, just a few feet from that road's junction with the B4196.
An amended OpenStreetMap trace for this route awaits uploading to the SABRE Wiki.