|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||24.9 miles (40.1 km)|
|Meets:||B1242, A165, A614, B1253, A64|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1249 is a long, largely rural B-road in the East Riding, moving from Holderness into the Yorkshire Wolds. With imagination, it could be classed as a bypass to Bridlington.
The B1249 starts under a mile from the coast on the B1242 in Skipsea. It runs clockwise around the castle site before continuing west, or inland. The A165 is soon crossed before the road goes through the long villages of Beeford and North Frodingham. Terrain in this area seems reminiscent of the Fens; to underline that thought several watercourses are crossed in the next few miles before the B1249 follows the left bank of the River Hull upstream to Great Driffield, where it crosses a level crossing on the Hull to Bridlington railway line.
Driffield is now bypassed and all the other roads in the area keep away from the town centre. The B1249, however, still follows its original 1922 route through town before crossing the A614 northern bypass at a roundabout.
Driffield marks the boundary between "fen" and Wolds. The B1249 climbs to the top of Driffield Wold and then remains at an altitude that could only be dreamt of five miles before. After going through the village of Langtoft, which is in a small depression, a roundabout is reached at Octon Cross Roads, where the B1249 crosses the B1253 adjacent to the East Riding Crematorium.
After descending through Foxholes, the B1249 climbs to the summit of the road by Willerby Wold Farm before descending the 17% gradient of Staxton Hill. Views from here are magnificent across the Vale of Pickering and the sea can even be seen. After levelling out at the bottom of the hill, the B1249 ends at a set of traffic lights on the A64 on the south side of the village of Staxton.