The B232 is one of London's many short and anonymous B-roads, but one with the minor distinction of being almost completely straight. The road commences on the one-way system at West Norwood, the creation of which saw almost a third of the original route between St. Luke's Church and Ernest Avenue amputated and handed to the southbound side of the A215, and strikes south-eastward.
The road climbs steadily for a little while, with a set of lights for the junction with Gipsy Road, on the corner of which stands a very fine greasy spoon café. From here it levels out slightly, and grander houses front the road as the park opens up on the left.
The southern end of the B232
Almost as soon as it gets going, it stops, a Give Way sign halting the progress of the B232 at the bottom of a steep valley. Both left and right turns onto the A214 lead immediately into a steep and prolonged climb, to Crown Hill on the right and Crystal Palace on the left.