|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Tunbridge Wells (TQ582379)|
|Via:||Bells Yew Green|
|Distance:||6.5 miles (10.5 km)|
|Meets:||A267, B2100, B2162, A21|
|Route outline (key)|
The B2169 is a rural B-road on the Kent/Sussex border. The road was originally unclassified but gained its number in the mid-1920s.
The road starts on the A267 to the south of Royal Tunbridge Wells town centre and heads southeastwards. To begin with the road is indistinguishable from an unclassified residential road but after a crossroads where it gives way to an unclassified road the road gains white lines down the middle and, after passing the crematorium, leaves town.
After passing a golf course the road goes under the London to Hastings railway line then follows it past Frant station into Bells Yew Green (Frant itself is on the A267 a couple of miles west). On the village green we bear left and then there's a fairly straight section eastwards through a wood, which includes the hamlet of Little Bayham. On leaving the wood the road starts to wind again and we pass through Hook Green to reach the edge of Lamberhurst.
The B2100 is crossed at a raised junction on the village green and then we continue to the south of the village centre to a T-junction on the B2162. This was the original eastern end of the B2169, where it ended on the A21. That road now bypasses the village and, confusingly, it is the B2169 which has taken on the road to the right; we end a short distance further on at a roundabout on the A21 bypass.