|From:||Lowick Green (SD297852)|
|Distance:||6 miles (9.7 km)|
|Old route now:||A5092|
|Route outline (key)|
The A5084 is a short A-road in the southern Lake District.
The road starts on the A5092 in the hamlet of Lowick Green. It heads north along the valley of the River Crake, although the river itself is below to the right. To begin with the terrain is not particularly hilly (at least not for this part of the country). The road soon goes through the village of Lowick Bridge and continues on with the valley becoming more enclosed as the road heads north.
After passing through Blawith a number of bends take the road within sight of Coniston Water, one of the hardest of the Lake District lakes to be seen from a main road. We head along the western side of the lake, not particularly closely to begin with, although presently the road descends to the lakeside and follows it for about a mile. The road then turns away to the left and follows a small valley upstream. The valley soon widens out and there are a few tight corners as we cross the moorland. After a sharp left-hand bend we cross the stream and reach Torver, where we end at a T-junction on the A593.
In 1946 a trunk road was created around the Cumbrian Coast. This took on the southern section of the A5084 before bearing left at Lowick Bridge to follow Class II roads to the A595 in Grizebeck. The Class II roads were therefore quickly upgraded to become the A5092 and this number took over the trunk section of the A5084 to simplify numbering. The road's southern end was thus cut back to Lowick Bridge, giving the A5084 its current route.