|From:||Hay on Wye (SO227422)|
|Distance:||23.6 miles (38 km)|
|Meets:||B4350, B4352, B4347, B4349, A465, A466, A49|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4348 is a long rural B-road, mostly in Herefordshire.
It starts, however, just over the border in Brecknockshire, in Hay on Wye. The B4348 turns east off the main road (the B4350) and heads along Oxford Road, soon entering Herefordshire. Just over two miles further on, it reaches Hardwicke, where it TOTSOs right, the road ahead being the B4352.
The B4348 is an undulating road and eventually gets to Dorstone, where it joins the valley of the River Dore, which it follows downstream. It goes through Peterchurch and Vowchurch before climbing out of the valley. The B4347, which continues to follow the river, turns off to the right.
Our road now goes over a hill and reaches a junction with the B4349, which diverges to the left on the edge of Kingstone. The B4348 skirts the village and continues via Thruxton to cross the A465 on Winnal Common at a staggered crossroads. A few hundred yards later is a level crossing where the road crosses the Welsh Marches Line.
The route continues through Much Dewchurch to Wormelow Tump where we turn right at a T-junction to follow the A466 southward for a little under 200 metres. The B4348 sets off again at a left fork and continues southeastward through Turkey Tump before ending at a T-junction on the A49 in Llandinabo – a Welsh name in the English countryside.