B44 (Northern Ireland)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Feeny (E) (C657066)|
|Distance:||5.7 miles (9.2 km)|
|Meets:||B74, B40, unclassified|
|Old route now:||B49|
|Route outline (key)|
The B44 is a short B-road in east County Londonderry.
The road starts on the B74 (former A6) between Feeny and Dungiven and heads southwestwards along what was originally the A6 (now bypassed). After a short distance the B44 TOTSOs left, marking its original starting point (the ex-A6 ahead is now unclassified).
The B44 continues southwest and skirts the southern side of Feeny. It is crossed by the B40 and then runs along the northern side of the Sperrin Mountains. Presently the road bears round to the right and enters the village of Park. It ends at the next road junction, with Learmount Road, where the other roads are unclassified.
Originally the B44 turned left here to run along Learmount Road. After running through Learmount Wood it continued north to meet the B49 to the south of Claudy before continuing into the centre of the village to end back on the A6 (now B74). This section of road was declassified early on, except for the final few hundred yards into Claudy, which is now part of the B49.
|B44 (Northern Ireland)|