B165 (Northern Ireland)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||9.2 miles (14.8 km)|
|Meets:||B46, B72, A5, B85|
|Route outline (key)|
The B165 is a winding road in west County Tyrone. It was originally unclassified but gained its number in the late 1920s.
The road starts on the B46 just by that road's junction with the A5 Newtownstewart bypass and heads northwest along a straight, narrow road. We climb away from the village then cross the fields before descending to Douglas Bridge. Here the road widens as we zigzag through the settlement. The river crossing is here but not particularly obvious.
The road narrows again as we go over a hill spur, then the white line comes back after we TOTSO left and follow Liskey Road to Victoria Bridge. The B72 comes in from the right just before we cross the River Mourne but it TOTSOs to become the dominant number in a multiplex over the bridge. A mini-roundabout is then reached. In this direction traffic is signposted ahead to reach the A5 via a GSJ but if we follow signs from the other direction the B165 comes out along the road to the right; this is a traffic-calmed residential road that doesn't take long to get to the A5.
Whichever route we take to get to the A5 there's then a short multiplex north along that road, after which the B165 regains its number by turning left onto Bellspark Road. Again we lose the central line early on. After a few bends taking us out of the valley bottom we run above the village of Sion Mills and then continue northwest over the watershed. A steep descent takes us into Clady, where the road ends at a T-junction on the B85.
|B165 (Northern Ireland)|