|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||2.6 miles (4.2 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4071 is a short B road linking the Arlingham Peninsula with the rest of the world. As such, the road can be seen as a coastal road: meeting only one classified road throughout its length and finishing for no apparent reason. The difference with the B4071, of course, is that it is inland.
The B4071 starts on the A38 on the edge of the hamlet of Fromebridge and only a mile or so away from the M5 at junction 13. The road sign at this junction is surprisingly large, considering the B4071 is essentially a long cul-de-sac. Leaving the A38 behind, the road heads in a north-westerly direction. Despite passing an industrial estate to its right and a landfill to its left, the road is essentially rural.
A wood (within which is a lake) is soon met to the left of the B4071. This is part of the grounds of Frampton Court, whose lodge and entrance gates are seen later. We are now on the edge of the village of Frampton on Severn, although the village no longer has access to the river! The B4071 crosses the north side of the village green, which, since it stretches for nearly half a mile from here, is claimed by locals to be the longest in England. We continue through the edge of Frampton and through a traffic calming scheme and after a few hundred yards arrive at the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, which is crossed by the Fretherne Bridge. This is a swing bridge as the canal is still very much in use.
Immediately after the bridge, the B4071 turns sharply right and follows the canal for a short distance before bending a number of times and reaching the village of Saul. The B4071 ends without warning at the northern end of Saul High Street, still inside the village. The road continues for some distance, eventually reaching a T-junction with another unclassified road over two miles further on in Longney.