|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Upper Killay (SS581926)|
|Distance:||5.8 miles (9.3 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4271 is a rural B-road on the Gower Peninsula. The road was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932.
The road starts within sight of the River Loughor on the eastern edge of Llanrhidian. The road northeast of here is the B4295, which also starts at this point. We head eastwards and soon reach open country.
We continue along a more-or-less straight road with a few sharp corners but the road still runs eastwards on average. Although no more settlements of any size are met we do pass a few buildings and the speed limit fluctuates quite a bit. After crossing a stream the road goes over a cattle grid and crosses Pengwern Common and then Fairwood Common, passing to the north of Swansea Airport. It's not long before the end of the road is reached at a T-junction on the A4118, still out on the moors.