|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Grain Crossing (TQ863752)|
|Distance:||2.2 miles (3.5 km)|
|Old route now:||A228|
|Route outline (key)|
The B2001 is the only road to the Isle of Grain and mainly runs across marshland and industrial estate.
The road starts as a direct continuation of the A228 at a seemingly arbitrary point where the latter road reaches a level crossing near the Isle of Grain power station and the Thamesport container terminal. It initially runs southeastward for some 600 metres before a 90 degree leftward curve takes it northeastward heading towards the village of Grain itself. The road TOTSOs in the village and ends by a car park on the southern shore of the Thames estuary, with nothing more than a small path completing the journey to the shoreline.
Originally the B2001 started end-on on the A228 in Hoo. This road was largely declassified in the 1950s. A new road, numbered A228, was built bypassing Hoo to the north; it then took over the B2001 from Stoke as far as Grain Crossing, leaving the B2001 with its current route.