B47 (Northern Ireland)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Newtownstewart (E) (H419869)|
|Distance:||25.7 miles (41.4 km)|
|Meets:||B46, B48, B162, B41, B40|
|Route outline (key)|
The B47 is a medium-length B-road across the Sperrins in western Northern Ireland.
The road starts on the B46 to the east of Newtownstewart and heads northeast along Plumbridge Road along the top of a ridge. The road soon descends to cross the Glenelly River and then follows it upstream (albeit at higher altitude) to Plumbridge. Here the B48 is met at a T-junction.
Originally the B47 ended here but it was extended in the mid-1920s. There is therefore a multiplex to the left, with (according to signs) both numbers dominant, back across the Glenelly River to another T-junction where the B48 turns left and the B47 right.
The B47 continues eastwards, still following the Glenelly River, into the Sperrin Mountains, although the road never gets too steep. Eventually the summit moor is crossed and the road begins to descend. In the area of the Six Towns the road bends sharply right and then TOTSOs left to go round two sides of a triangle; the third side, the original route of the road, is now just a farm track. A short distance further on a T-junction is reached and the B47 TOTSOs left.
The B47 now runs along a straight road northeastwards. It goes through Straw and enters Draperstown, ending at a roundabout in the centre of the village. Ahead is the B41.
|B47 (Northern Ireland)|