B162 (Northern Ireland)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||12.4 miles (20 km)|
|Meets:||A29, B47, B40|
|Route outline (key)|
The B162 is a cross-country road in central Northern Ireland. It was originally unclassified but gained its number in the late 1920s.
The road starts at a mini-roundabout on the A29 Milburn Street to the north of the centre of Cookstown and heads north. There's another mini-roundabout immediately but then we bear left and head northwest into open country. To begin with the road is straight but soon there's a detour to the right as we go round a hill spur. A few more bends take us round - and over - hills and the road soon becomes dead-straight again. Slieve Gallion is clearly visible to the right.
Continuing northwest it's not long before another winding section takes us through a valley then down to the shore of Lough Fea. We skirt the eastern edge of the lough closely then pass a car park before continuing north. After passing a quarry we wind into the hills then descend towards Crockbrack to cross the B47 at a staggered crossroads.
We lose the central line as the road now heads due north across the valley of the River Moyola. The road widens as we cross the river then there's a detour to the right to avoid going over a hill. The road ends near Moneyneany where the B40 comes in from the right and takes on the road ahead.