|From:||Colwyn Bay (SH852787)|
|Distance:||22.2 miles (35.7 km)|
|Meets:||A547, A55, A547, B5381, A548, B5427, A5|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5113 is a relatively long B-road in North Wales. It was originally unclassified but gained its number in 1935.
The road starts on the A547 (former A55) in Colwyn Bay and follows the one-way Sea View Road and Bay View Road round the back of a shopping centre to reach a mini-roundabout. From here traffic heading back to the A547 turns right along Greenfield Road, which is also one-way. The road now becomes two-way as it follows Victoria Avenue to cross the A55 at J21, accessed via two sets of traffic lights. We now bear left to run between the main road and the railway line to pass the station and go over the top of a tunnel carrying the A55. Princes Drive is then followed westwards before we meet the westbound offslip from A55 J20 at traffic lights. We meet the A547 again at the next set of lights.
Following the end of our loop to the north of the A547 the road now starts heading south. Through traffic multiplexes west for a short distance before turning left onto Kings Road to reach a T-junction. Northbound traffic follows the road left from here before taking the next left to return to the traffic lights on the A547. The mainline of the B5113 TOTSOs right and climbs into the suburbs. The gradient becomes steeper as we enter a wood; the road zigzags left then sharply right to lessen the climb. A T-junction is then met where we TOTSO left.
We continue to climb through the outer suburbs and the road narrows before we reach open country. After going over the top of the hill we pass through Bryn-y-Maen, a tiny village with a large church known as the Cathedral of the Hills. The road widens again as we descend and we're quickly crossed by the B5381.
The road continues south across undulating terrain, with the landscape becoming more open the further we go. After skirting the edge of Mwdwl Eithin we descend, pass a wood and then bear sharply left to reach a crossroads on the A548. There's a short multiplex to the left then we take the next right turn to regain our number.
The quality of the road on this next section is somewhat lower than what has gone before, although the view of Snowdonia to the right is just as good, weather permitting. We follow a narrow, winding road across hill and valley and run halfway up the valley side for a while. A wind farm is visible to our left as we reach a summit and then descend via a few sharp corners to reach the boundary of the Snowdonia National Park, which the road runs along now for a few miles. After passing a car park the B5427 comes in from the right. We then run through the village of Nebo and then cross a cattle grid at about the same time we leave the national park boundary.
The road continues in the same direction across the moor, unfenced for about half a mile before another cattle grid is crossed. After a narrow bridge across a stream there are a few more bends before the central white line returns as we enter Pentrefoelas. There's a right-hand bend then a final descent to the end of the road at a crossroads on the A5.