B5207 (Billinge - Culcheth)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||10.1 miles (16.3 km)|
|Meets:||A571, A49, A58, A573, A580, A572, A574|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5207 is a medium-length B-road in south Lancashire.
The road starts at traffic lights on the A571 by St Aidan's church and heads east, soon leaving town. The next village is Downall Green, where the road becomes far more winding. The road zigzags to cross the M6 immediately south of junction 25 and then passes through Bryn, where it crosses the A49 at a staggered crossroads controlled by traffic lights.
After going over the Liverpool to Wigan railway line the B5207 skirts Ashton in Makerfield and reaches the A58 at traffic lights in the Town Green area of town. This last section is one-way and so the northbound B5207 leaves the A58 about a hundred yards further west. In both directions there is then a multiplex east along the A58 before the B5207 turns right to regain its number.
The road heads southeast and soon enters open country. It skirts Edge Green before crossing the West Coast Main Line and reaching a T-junction on the A573 immediately afterwards. There is a short multiplex to the right as far as a mini-roundabout, then the B5207 continues southeast through Lowton. On the far side of town it crosses the A580 at traffic lights before reaching the A572 at another set of traffic lights a hundred yards further on.
Originally the B5207 ended here but it was soon extended. It crosses the A572 at a staggered crossroads and continues on to meet the Liverpool to Manchester railway line. It does not cross at this point but instead turns east and follows the line for a short distance before turning north then coming back south to cross the line at a narrow bridge. The road then reaches the edge of Culcheth and runs through the village to end at a mini-roundabout on the A574.