|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||3.3 miles (5.3 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4447 is an alternative route from Maidenhead to Cookham. It was originally unclassified but gained its number in the mid-1920s.
The road starts at a roundabout on the A4 on the edge of Maidenhead town centre. It remains dual for just long enough that traffic leaving a car park has to head south to the A4, then continues along Cookham Road across a number of mini-roundabouts through the northern suburbs. Presently, and within sight of open fields, the road bears left and crosses a weak bridge over the railway line to Bourne End.
Originally the B4447 took the next right turn and followed the railway line to Cookham Rise. Now, however, we continue west a short distance further and turn right at a mini-roundabout. Both roads warn of a weight limit so there's no obvious reason why the route was changed. We continue north along Switchback Road North, which despite its name is fairly flat and not too winding. After entering Cookham Rise the old road comes in from the right then go under a narrow bridge under the railway line. Traffic in this direction has to give way to traffic coming the other way.
A mini-roundabout is soon reached where we turn right and cross Cookham Moor. There's a bridge over a stream which isn't obvious but to the right is a far more substantial bridge, now only open to pedestrians. The road now continues onto Cookham High Street, ending at the far end at a T-junction on the A4094 by the Stanley Spencer Gallery.