|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Theydon Bois(W) (TQ426994)|
|Distance:||6 miles (9.7 km)|
|Meets:||A104, A121, B172, B182, B181, M11, A414|
|Route outline (key)|
Starting in Epping Forest at the Wake Arms Roundabout the road heads northeastwards out of the Forest and reaches Bell Common, where the M25 goes under is through a tunnel; the western portals are just visible on the left of the B1393. The B182 then turns left at a mini-roundabout after which we move into Epping. We run along the High Street through the centre of town.
At The Green, on the northern side of town, the B181 comes in at a sharp angle from the left and then there's a short multiplex to traffic lights, where that road regains its number by turning right. We then pass The Lower Forest, a detached part of Epping Forest, on the right and reenter open country on the left. After leaving the trees behind we go through the village of Thornwood Common before a fairly straight rural section leads to the large roundabout at M11 J7 on the southern edge of Harlow. We also meet the A414 here and that road follows the former A11 into the New Town.