|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Windle Hill (SJ311775)|
|Distance:||3.4 miles (5.5 km)|
|Meets:||A540, B5151, A41|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5133 is a short B-road on the Wirral.
The road starts on the A540 and heads northeast. It leaves under a canopy of trees before emerging out into pleasant fields with the odd expensive house here and there. Shortly it comes to a very sharp 90-degree right-hand turn, where there are often accidents because of poor bend signage and people coming from the opposite direction wanting to leave the B5133 to go straight on to Quarry Road (almost a link road which brings you out on the A540 a little further north). The B5133 continues though fields after the bend, and into the heart of the village of Willaston immediately after the B5151 Birkenhead Road approaches from the north at quite an acute angle and starts to multiplex with us.
Through the western half of Willaston, the B5133 passes though a rather built up area which is usually busy with parked traffic. After the B5151 leaves again to the south, the B5133 takes quite a tight S-bend and continues eastwards though the rather pleasant residential end of Willaston, passing numerous small side turnings.
Past Willaston the B5133 returns to passing though fields and briefly becomes NSL for a short distance around another, longer S-bend, under a canopy of trees - where 40-45mph is a much more realistic speed to achieve here! On the other side of the S-bend, the trees continue for a short distance either side of the road before entering the village of Hooton. The B5133 continues more or less arrow-straight though a small and well established industrial estate before going over the Chester to Liverpool railway line by Hooton station. The road then continues, again more-or-less arrow straight, though some more fields before approaching a well established, small housing estate shrouded by trees, before it eventually ends at a traffic-light-junction with the A41, between the A550 and M53.
Original Author(s): haymansac