|From:||Welwyn Garden City (TL252138)|
|Distance:||4.3 miles (6.9 km)|
|Meets:||A1000, B195, A119|
|Old route now:||A1000|
|Route outline (key)|
We get into the left lane to split off from the one way system. (Note that here the B1000 is signposted in brackets, which clearly haven't been removed from the time the road ran through Digswell instead.)
After going down a hill, we reach a junction where you can turn left to take the old B1000 alignment towards Digswell and the A1(M), or right to continue on the road towards Hertford.
We then pass the Tewin turn off to the left and the right turn to Panshanger, which leads to a golf club. After travelling slightly further, pretty much in the same direction through more countryside, we bear sharply left away from a link road to the A414 at Cole Green. Continuing uphill, we pass a left turn to Bramfield, which apart from having a small car manufacturing place isn't famous for anything. Soon we once again travel eastwards into the small Hertford area of Sele Farm. We go over a mini-roundabout junction with Thieves Lane, which this time links the road with the A414 at Hertingfordbury. After passing the exit into the Sele Farm Shops and Sele School, we descend down a hill past more houses before ending on a mini-roundabout on the A119 just before Hertford North Railway Station.
Historically, the B1000 ran from the original line of the A1 at Welwyn east to Hertford, but the first 500 yards from the present A1(M) has now been designated as the A1000. The B1000 used to continue eastwards from this point through Digswell, but was re-routed to start on the A1000 in Welwyn Garden City in the 1990s.