|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Buxton Road (SK178471)|
|To:||Ashbourne Market Place (SK179468)|
|Distance:||0.4 miles (0.6 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5034 is a short urban B-road forming a loop to the west of the A515 Buxton Road in the northern part of Ashbourne. Owing to its short distance this number does not appear on any road signs and it is marked as part of the B5035 on some maps.
It is debatable whether the B5034 needs to exist at all, given that it starts and ends on the same road and does not meet (and indeed never has met) any other classified roads throughout its whole length. However, Buxton Road at this point is quite steep and therefore traffic could take the B5034 to avoid the hill as its gradient is much shallower.
The B5034 starts at a crossroads on the A515 just inside the 30mph limit to the north of Ashbourne. It heads along three residential streets: North Avenue, Dovehouse Green and Union Street. As these three streets are at right angles to each other the B5034 contains two sharp corners where it moves from one street into another. However, it does not have to TOTSO even though this means that the through road at the junctions is not the obvious one.