|Distance:||9.1 miles (14.6 km)|
|Meets:||A442, B4176, A4169, A464, A5, A41|
|Old route now:||A4169|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4379 is, despite its proximity to Telford, a rural B-road.
It starts at a roundabout to the north of Sutton Maddock, where it meets the A442 and B4176. From here the road heads north, crossing the Mad Brook and running through Brockton before meeting the A4169.
Originally there was no A-road here. This junction was the eastern end of the B4380 and the B4379 continued north to Shifnal. In the 1960s the A4169 was inaugurated and took over the entire route of the B4379 south of Shifnal. Later still the A4169 became a distributor for Telford New Town and so took over the route of the B4380 (although it bypassed most of it). The southernmost section of the B4379 therefore got its number back although this did create the current multiplex.
The B4379 entered Shifnal along Church Street, crossed the A464 in the Market Place and left town along Bradford Street. The A4169 now bypasses the town centre (although the A464's route is unchanged) and so the B4379 reappears at a roundabout where the A4169 ends on the A464. Our road goes east along Shrewsbury Road before bending left to regain its original northerly route.
Soon after leaving Shifnal the B4379 goes under the M54 before passing a golf course and reaching the A5 at Crackleybank. The A-road is crossed at a staggered crossroads. The next village is Sheriffhales, although the road runs to the east of the village centre. A couple of miles later the road bends to head eastwards before ending at a T-junction on the A41.