|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||North Parade (TQ172315)|
|To:||Brighton Road (TQ179302)|
|Via:||Horsham railway station|
|Distance:||1.4 miles (2.3 km)|
|Meets:||B2237, B2195, A281|
|Route outline (key)|
The route starts at traffic lights on the B2237 (former A24) North Parade and heads southeastwards along Hurst Road; this is largely residential but does pass the Community Hospital and a college. Presently a roundabout is reached on the B2195 (ex-A287) North Street with the station immediately opposite.
Through traffic heading towards Brighton Road, and wishing to avoid the low bridge in Horsham town centre, must turn left here and follow the B2195 for a quarter of a mile northeastward in order to cross the railway. Beyond the North Street bridge the B2180 picks up again at a very sharp right turn into Station Road: a turn that's too sharp, in fact, for northwest to southeast traffic, which must first proceed to a roundabout some 50 yards further along the B2195 and then double back.
Station Road becomes Oakhill Road, from which we shortly TOTSO right into Clarence Road. Where the latter road ends – at a T-junction meeting with the A281 Brighton Road – our brief, but somewhat twisty, journey along the B2180 also comes to its conclusion.