|From:||Hetton le Hole (NZ354468)|
|To:||Seaham Grange (NZ407514)|
|Via:||Murton, Dalton le Dale|
|Distance:||6.1 miles (9.8 km)|
|Meets:||A182, A19, A182, B1432, B1287, B1404, A1018|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1285 is an L-shaped route in County Durham.
It starts in the south of Hetton le Hole at a mini-roundabout on the A182. The road first heads east into open country for a short while before going through Murton and reaching a complicated GSJ on the A19. The northbound onslip leaves from a roundabout here whilst a spur of the B1285 heads south parallel to the A19 to reach the other three slip roads and the A182 (and a bizarre road-to-nowhere which presumably was planned to link up with the A182 in South Hetton).
The mainline of the B1285 continues across the A19 to reach the B1432. This is the original eastern end of the B1285 where it ended on the pre-bypass A19. When the bypass was built a considerable length was renumbered as B1285 and so the road now continues northwards through Dalton le Dale, bypassing Seaham to the west, before it ends at a roundabout on the A1018 which continues north as the pre-bypass A19.