|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Hockley Heath (SP152725)|
|Distance:||6.9 miles (11.1 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4439 is a semi-rural B-road in north Warwickshire. It was originally unclassified but gained its number in the mid-1920s.
The road starts on the A3400 (former A34) by the war memorial in Hockley Heath and heads southeastwards along Old Warwick Road; indeed we quickly meet an RCS advising the distance to Warwick. We run alongside the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal briefly and then continue along more-or-less the same route for the next couple of miles. Presently the road bears sharply right where a road bears left towards the National Trust's Packwood House, then we go over the canal.
In the settlement of Kingswood we go over the canal again then under the Birmingham to Stratford railway line just south of Lapworth station. This is where we leave the Stratford Canal behind but before we reach open country we go over the Grand Union Canal, which is now followed, albeit not so closely, for the remainder of our route.
We continue along Old Warwick Road through the village of Rowington and then wind into Shrewley. Now heading roughly eastwards the road continues on for another mile or so before ending at a triangular junction on the A4177 (former A41) to the west of Hatton.