|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Walberswick (Ferry) (TM500749)|
|Distance:||3.6 miles (5.8 km)|
|Meets:||A12, B1125, River Blyth|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1387 is a fairly short B-road in east Suffolk, connecting the coastal town of Walberwick with the main A12. The road was originally unclassified but gained its number in the mid-1920s.
The road starts on the A12 half a mile south of Blythburgh and heads east along a narrow road. The B1125 is soon met at a staggered crossroads. From here the signposted route to the A12 is back along the B1387 even though the B1125 follows a shorter route to that road; this is presumably to avoid the narrow streets in Blythburgh.
The road continues east, now S2. It passes some small woods and crosses an area of flat land known as Tinker's Walks. Very early maps show that the B1387 headed due west of here rather than following its current route and so met the A12 just south of Blythburgh. There is no road on that line today, although there is a track.
We soon enter Walberswick, where the road narrows again. We run along The Street then bear left into Ferry Road. The road peters out in a car park on the right bank of the River Blyth. A foot ferry crosses the river to provide access to Southwold.