|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Symonds Yat (SO557160)|
|Distance:||1.2 miles (1.9 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4164 is a short road in south Herefordshire serving the village of Symonds Yat. It was originally unclassified but gained its number in the mid-1920s, making it an early example of a recycled number.
The road starts in Whitchurch at a GSJ on the A40. Although all four slip roads do exist most maps show the pre-bypass route of the A40 through the village is also part of the B4164; this provides an extra northeastbound offslip. After the slip roads meet at a roundabout on the eastern side of the A40 (the opposite side to the centre of Whitchurch) the B4164 heads southeast out of the village then bends sharply right at the entrance to a caravan park. Signs now inform us of a prohibition on HGVs - and later all vehicles - ahead.
After passing a business park the road quite unexpectedly becomes dual; in reality this is two parallel S1 roads which soon converge again, although the road's continuation isn't much wider. We now head through the village as a narrow road on a terrace above the River Wye, which is too far below to be visible. We pass a few side streets, at one of which, Wye View Lane, the B4164 ends, although the unclassified road ahead is of the same standard so this is not obvious. The road continues past a turning circle by holiday cottages before petering out into a private drive.