|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Areley Kings (SO804705)|
|To:||Holt Heath (SO814631)|
|Distance:||5.4 miles (8.7 km)|
|Meets:||A451, B4194, A443|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4196 is a largely rural B-road in north Worcestershire.
The route starts on the A451 in Areley Kings, a suburb of Stourport-on-Severn on the opposite side of the river to the town centre. The road heads south out of town and then meets the southern end of the B4194.
The next section of road passes through the scattered village of Astley. At times, the road seems too rural to be part of a village – but too built-up to be considered as running through open country. The Dick Brook is crossed by an unusually ornate bridge at Noutard's Green, although the village sign describes the place as Shrawley, the centre of which is a mile further on.
After passing the Lenchford Inn (which stands beside the Severn, although the river itself is very difficult to see from the road) the B4196 reaches Holt Heath. It ends here at a T-junction on the A443, just a few metres from where the latter road meets the A4133.