B4218

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B4218
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From: Chance's Pitch (SO744401)
To: Great Malvern (SO775452)
Via: Colwall Stone, Upper Wyche
Length: 4.3 miles (6.9 km)
Meets:  A449, B4232
Former Number(s): A4105
Highway Authorities

Herefordshire • Worcestershire

Traditional Counties

Herefordshire • Worcestershire

Route outline (key)
B4218 Chance's Pitch – Great Malvern
This article is about the current B4218 in the Malverns.
For the original B4218 slightly further west, see B4218 (Bosbury - Stony Cross)
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Colwall Stone

The B4218 is a short B-road across the Malvern Hills. It links the A449 to itself, with that road taking an easier route to the south.

Originally this road was numbered B4217 but owing to its importance it became the A4105 in the late 1920s. The road gained its present number in the 1960s (the original number had already been reused).

The road starts at Chance's Pitch on the A449 and heads north. It crosses the original line of the A449, then bears sharply right by Barton Court, quickly going under a footbridge. The road soon reaches Colwall Green then goes over the Hereford to Worcester railway line at a narrow bridge with flow controlled by traffic lights to reach Colwall Stone.

After going through the centre of town along Walwyn Road the road starts to climb into the Malverns and passes into Upper Colwall; it is briefly semi-rural. The narrow Fossil Bank bears off to the left; this is the original line of the B4217; the present route bends sharply right, then even more sharply left, to reach the other end of the diversion but this does at least lessen the gradient.

Just before reaching the east end of Fossil Bank the B4232 comes in from the right and there's a short multiplex to an ornate shelter. We then go through the Wyche Cutting before bearing left to avoid going over the edge. Some distance below us is the A449 and our road follows a winding route along the side of the hill whilst descending to meet that road, ending on it after the best part of a mile.



B4218
RoadsElgar Route • The Wyche
PlacesMalvern
Related Pictures
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Old sign, Colwall Village, Drive Slowly Through - Geograph - 1162133.jpgThe Wyche Cutting (C) Trevor Rickard - Geograph - 503924.jpgThe pre-chicane filter for a weak bridge - Geograph - 910038.jpgWalwyn Road, Colwall Stone - Geograph - 1055209.jpg
Other nearby roads
MalvernA4104 • A4105 (Malvern) • A440 (Pershore - Great Malvern) • A449 • A4532 • A48 • B4208 • B4209 • B4210 (Worcestershire) • B4211 • B4217 (Malvern) • B4219 • B4232 • B4503 • Elgar Route • T78 (Britain) • The Wyche
B4200 – B4299
B4200 • B4201 • B4202 • B4203 • B4204 • B4205 • B4206 • B4207 • B4208 • B4209 • B4210 • B4211 • B4212 • B4213 • B4214 • B4215 • B4216 • B4217 • B4218 • B4219
B4220 • B4221 • B4222 • B4223 • B4224 • B4225 • B4226 • B4227 • B4228 • B4229 • B4230 • B4231 • B4232 • B4233 • B4234 • B4235 • B4236 • B4237 • B4238 • B4239
B4240 • B4241 • B4242 • B4243 • B4244 • B4245 • B4246 • B4247 • B4248 • B4249 • B4250 • B4251 • B4252 • B4253 • B4254 • B4255 • B4256 • B4257 • B4258 • B4259
B4260 • B4261 • B4262 • B4263 • B4264 • B4265 • B4266 • B4267 • B4268 • B4269 • B4270 • B4271 • B4272 • B4273 • B4274 • B4275 • B4276 • B4277 • B4278 • B4279
B4280 • B4281 • B4282 • B4283 • B4284 • B4285 • B4286 • B4287 • B4288 • B4289 • B4290 • B4291 • B4292 • B4293 • B4294 • B4295 • B4296 • B4297 • B4298 • B4299
Earlier iterationsB4200 • B4207 • B4210 • B4217 • B4218 • B4223 • B4226 • B4230 • B4232 • B4234 • B4237 • B4239 • B4242 • B4245 • B4247 • B4253
B4258 • B4260 • B4261 • B4264 • B4267 • B4269 • B4271 • B4279 • B4282 • B4284 • B4285(N) • B4285(S) • B4288 • B4289 • B4293 • B4294 • B4297 • B4298 • B4299