|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Kingshill Road (SU140840)|
|To:||Croft Road (SU155834)|
|Distance:||4.1 miles (6.6 km)|
|Meets:||A3102, A4289, B4006, A4311, A4289, A4313, B4006, A4361|
|Route outline (key)|
The road starts at the Kingshill roundabout which is the eastern end of the A3102. The A4289 heads east and the B4289 north along the residential Westcott Place. Soon another roundabout is reached, on the edge of The Park, where we bear left onto Park Lane. We go under a few bridges carrying the Great Western Main Line then pass a shopping centre to reach another roundabout. Here we bear right to skirt another side of the shopping centre and pass the National Trust HQ. At the next roundabout we bear left to run alongside the London to Cardiff railway line. This takes us to a half-roundabout which joins on to a full roundabout (a magic gyratory until 2015); we bear sharply right onto Great Western Way.
The road is D2 as we skirt the northern side of town, with few buildings visible at first. A couple of roundabouts are crossed; we meet the A4311 at the last where the status of the ring road increases to become the A4289. There is a multiplex south under the railway line and along the residential County Road to the Magic Roundabout.
We leave the junction heading due south and the B4289 number reappears. The residential Drove Road is followed before we skirt the edge of Queen's Park and climb towards the Old Town. The road bears left onto Cricklade Street and then follows the High Street. At a mini-roundabout in the Market Square the B4289 bears right onto Newport Street. This takes us to another mini-roundabout at the northern end of the A4361. The ring road now continues to the right, numbered A4289 again, and returns to Kingshill in about a mile.