|From: || High Hawkser (NZ925076) |
|To: || Robin Hood's Bay (NZ951050) |
|Distance: || 2.5 miles (4 km)|
|Meets: || A171, unclassified |
|Route outline (key)|
||High Hawkser - Robin Hood's Bay
Raw Pasture Bank, Robin Hood's Bay
The B1447 connects the Yorkshire coastal village of Robin Hood's Bay with the rest of the classified road network. The road was originally unclassified but gained its number around 1935.
The road starts on the A171 in Hawkser and heads into High Hawkser along the pre-bypass route of that road. Here we bear left at the original western end of the B1447; the old A171 turns right here and returns to that road in a much shorter distance.
We head east and climb out of the village and then bear sharply right at the entrance to a caravan park. The road is now flatter but continues to climb to a saddle, where the sea becomes visible. We now descend the steep Raw Pasture Bank towards the coast. There are several bends and a cutting to lessen the gradient, although it's still going to cause some problems.
The road soon reaches the village of Robin Hood's Bay. We bear left to go round the site of the station. There was originally a rail overbridge here and the B1447 ended as it went under the line. Now, however, the bridge no longer exists and we bear right to follow Station Road to a mini-roundabout giving access to a car park and allowing traffic to U-turn. Logically the B1447 would end here but it doesn't. It continues along a road prohibited to traffic except for access and signed with a 30% gradient as well as other signs suggesting going further would be a bad idea. The B1447 continues on a bit further down New Road before ending without ceremony for no apparent reason just after the road becomes lined with buildings. However, traffic on this road now has no alternative but to continue down the steep, narrow, winding unclassified road to sea level, although even here there's little room to turn round.