|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Nettlestead Green (TQ678503)|
|Distance:||12.3 miles (19.8 km)|
|Meets:||B2169, B2100, A21, A262, B2010, B2015|
|Route outline (key)|
The B2162 is a medium-length B-road in west Kent. Except for the southern end which follows the pre-bypass A21 the road was originally unclassified but gained its number in the mid-1920s.
The road starts at a TOTSO on the B2169, a road layout dating back to A21 days. We head north into Lamberhurst to reach the B2100 on the village green and TOTSO right to run along the main street. On the northern side of the village there's a sharp right-hand bend; this marks the original southern end of the B2162 whilst the unclassified road continuing ahead is the old A21, now closed to through traffic.
It's not long before we reach a roundabout where we meet the A21 and A262; we briefly multiplex along the latter before regaining our number by taking the next left turn. There's another sharp right-hand bend shortly as we continue across the fields to reach Horsmonden. Another rural section leads to Claygate and another sharp corner, after which we go over the South Eastern Main Line and run through the linear village of Collier Street.
The road now remains partially built-up for some distance. Presently we skirt the southern edge of Yalding where we meet the B2010 just by that road's narrow bridge over the River Beult. We pass a grassed area called The Leas before going over the River Medway at a narrow bridge whose flow is controlled by traffic lights. Shortly afterwards there's a level crossing on the Medway Valley Line by Yalding station and then it's a short distance across the fields to Nettlestead Green, where the road ends at a T-junction on the B2015.