|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||2.5 miles (4 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5079 is a short link road in south Cheshire.
The road starts on the A533 in Elworth, just to the east of the Crewe to Manchester railway line, and heads south. It starts parallel to the railway line and passes the drive to Sandbach station before the two routes diverge.
Just round the corner the B5079 TOTSOs right then left again in quick succession onto Salt Line Way. The original route of the road is straight ahead (avoiding the first TOTSO) but this is now unclassified as the B5079 has been diverted onto the parallel road, which was built on the route of an old railway line. Interestingly the old road has a very wide verge on one side, suggesting that either the road was narrowed after declassification, or it was future-proofed for widening. The new road does not have such a luxury.
Old and new routes merge at the next roundabout – and the old railway line continues slightly to the left as a footpath. The B5079 passes a cricket ground and heads through open country before reaching the outskirts of Wheelock. Here the road turns right at a signalized T-junction to follow Crewe Road (the pre-bypass A534) south through the village, over the Trent and Mersey Canal, and out to a roundabout on the present route of the A534, where it ends.