|To:||Whitburn Bay (NZ405601)|
|Distance:||2 miles (3.2 km)|
|Meets:||A1290, A1018, A183|
|Old route now:||C510|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1291 is a short B-road in Sunderland.
It starts on the A1290 Keir Hardie Way on the left bank of the River Wear. It then heads west along the pre-bypass road (which was originally numbered B1289) into Southwick before it turns right at a tiny roundabout at its original southern end.
The B1291 continues northeast along Thompson Road, past Margaret Thompson Park, to reach a set of traffic lights on the A1018. This was the original northern end of the B1291 but it was soon extended via a short multiplex north. Now the corner has been cut off so the B1291 continues straight on at the traffic lights before bending right to go over the Newcastle to Sunderland railway line by Seaburn metro station. The road originally continued straight but now it turns left at a set of traffic lights then right at a mini-roundabout. Both routes end on the A183 coast road at Whitburn Bay.