|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Gobowen bypass (SJ299343)|
|To:||Queen's Head (SJ338268)|
|Distance:||5.5 miles (8.9 km)|
|Meets:||A5, B5069, A495, A5|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5009 follows the original line of the A5 near Oswestry. The road gained its number following the construction of the Oswestry bypass (which unusually takes the A5 closer to the town than before) in the late 1980s.
The road turns off the A5 at the northern end of the Gobowen bypass and heads southeast into the village. The B5069 is crossed at a roundabout then we follow Bypass Road, built as the village's original bypass but now lined with houses like any other road. We leave town along Whittington Road and shortly reach open country.
It's not long before we enter Whittington itself. After passing the church the A495 comes in from the left. In A5 days that was the junior partner in the multiplex through the village centre and past the castle; now, however, it is dominant but owing to the road's history has to TOTSO at both ends of the multiplex. The B5009 regains its number where the A495 turns right. We quickly reenter open country then go over the Shrewsbury to Chester railway line. A mile or so further on we enter the hamlet of Queen's Head (named after the pub) and a T-junction. There's a TOTSO right and the B5009 ends at a further T-junction back on the A5 immediately afterwards.