|From:||Salt End (TA176286)|
|Distance:||11.5 miles (18.5 km)|
|Meets:||A1033, B1240, B1242, A1033|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1362 is a winding B-road in the Holderness area of Yorkshire providing a shorter, but inferior, alternative to the A1033 east of Hull. Except for the western end, which is part of the original route of the A1033, the road was originally unclassified. The B1362 got its number in the mid-1920s.
The road starts at a roundabout at the western end of the A1033 Hedon bypass and heads east along the pre-bypass road into town, quickly becoming residential. In the town centre we meet the B1240 in its one-way system and things get a little complicated. Traffic continuing ahead on the two-way B1362 continues along the pre-bypass A1033; the number changes to B1240 and we leave town to the south to return to the bypass. Through traffic on the B1362 must also brave the one-way system and in doing so multiplex along the B1240. Eastbound traffic heads north along St Augustine's Gate through the Market Place and then regains its number by turning right into the narrow Magdalen Gate. This soon crosses the southbound B1240, Baxtergate, which is followed by westbound B1362 traffic.
The B1362 becomes two-way on the eastern side of Baxtergate and heads east out of town. Once in the open fields the road becomes remarkably winding - and stays that way for the rest of the route. There's a detour south into Burstwick; a TOTSO left on the near side of the village takes traffic out of the centre. Back in open country a couple of very sharp bends take the road past Halsham. A couple of miles further on we cross a small valley and a ridge to enter Withernsea. The road ends by the lighthouse where the B1242 comes in from the left and the road ahead becomes the A1033.