|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||15.2 miles (24.5 km)|
|Meets:||A3400, A429, B4087, B4455, B4100|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4086 is a rural B-road in south Warwickshire.
It starts on the A3400 (former A34) at the south-west end of Clopton Bridge in Stratford-upon-Avon. Heading at first north-easterly to Tiddington and then easterly past Alveston and Charlecote Park, the first part of the route ends at a roundabout on the A429 Wellesbourne bypass. A brief multiplex from here, north across the River Dene, brings us to another roundabout.
The B4086 then sets off again, heading east through Wellesbourne itself, where in a short one-way system eastbound traffic continues straight ahead while westbound traffic is sent around the other three sides of a rectangle. Some two miles out from Wellesbourne, the route, now heading south-east, crosses the B4455 Fosse Way just before passing Compton Verney (a manor house now used as an art gallery) on the left. A causeway carries the road across the lake in the grounds before we climb Spring Hill and descend on the far side into Kineton.
Just past the church the B4086 turns right at a T-junction by the Swan Hotel to follow Banbury Street, which becomes Banbury Road as we leave the town. The next three miles take us through flat countryside and across land belonging to MoD Kineton (a munitions storage facility); there are two military railway level crossings a mile apart.
The flat terrain comes to an abrupt end at the foot of Edge Hill, which the B4086 now climbs. The slope is very steep in places and at the top the road doubles back on itself in a sharp TOTSO left. Now running between trees along a ridge at the top of the escarpment (which at Edge Hill turns from facing WNW to NNE), within two miles the road reaches its terminus on the B4100 (former A41) immediately south of the village of Warmington.