|From:||Horbling (NE) (TF145439)|
|Distance:||7.9 miles (12.7 km)|
|Meets:||B1177, A52, A17|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1394 is a rural B-road in south Lincolnshire. Except for two branches at the northern end, which follow part of the original mainline of the A17, the route was unclassified before 1925.
It starts half a mile north-east Horbling at a T-junction on the B1177, from which it heads north along a straight S1 road to a crossroads on the A52. Now S2, the road continues northward to pass through Swaton and then follows a zigzag course with (relatively) straight sections interrupted by a number of very sharp bends, notably in the pretty village of Helpringham.
About two miles after leaving Helpringham the road reaches Heckington, where it passes a windmill and then goes over a level crossing by the station before arriving at a T-junction which marks the original northern end of the B1394 on the pre-bypass route of the A17.
The B1394 has been extended in both directions to follow the old main road out to the bypass; the left (westward) branch is slightly longer than the right but both end on the A17 at points where that road has been briefly dualled to improve the junctions.