|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Wollaston, Stourbridge (SO888846)|
|Distance:||2.4 miles (3.9 km)|
|Meets:||A458, A451, A491, A4036|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4186 is a road passing to the south of the Black Country town of Stourbridge. The road was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932.
The road starts to the west of town by turning south off the A458 in the suburb of Wollaston. It heads slightly west of south as it follows the dead-straight Highpark Avenue to reach a roundabout by the cemetery, where it turns left.
Now heading eastwards along South Road we pass the cemetery and descend to a mini-roundabout before climbing along a leafy avenue to a mini-roundabout on the A451. There's a brief multiplex to the left before we bear right at the next roundabout, by the gates to Mary Stevens Park. In fact the B4186 runs along more-or-less a straight line - it is the A451 which has to zigzag.
Presently traffic lights are reached on the A491. The road now descends Glasshouse Hill, passing Stourbridge Junction station at the bottom. Here the road goes under two railway bridges: the first carrying the Stourbridge branch line; the second the Birmingham to Kidderminster line. On the far side the road bears left at a roundabout to climb Grange Road to end at a T-junction on the A4036.