|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||7.8 miles (12.6 km)|
|Meets:||B5247, B5253, B5254, A49, A6|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5248 is a medium-length B-road in south Lancashire. It is the main east-west route through Leyland.
The road starts on the B5247 to the north of Bretherton and heads east, running parallel to the village, but remaining rural. The first couple of miles are more-or-less straight but then the road starts to become more winding. It goes over the Preston to Ormskirk railway line in this section. After a final sharp bend to the right the road continues eastwards along a straighter road and soon enters the suburbs of Leyland.
After passing through Moss Side the road crosses the B5253 at traffic lights immediately before a bridge over the River Lostock. A short distance further and the road reaches a one-way loop. Eastbound traffic goes along the (two-way) Dunkirk Lane before having to TOTSO right onto Leyland Lane (actually part of the original line of the B5253), then having to TOTSO again at a T-junction and adjacent mini-roundabout to continue east. Westbound traffic turns right at the mini-roundabout and goes along the other two sides of the rectangle, not having to TOTSO until the far corner where the other direction is met again.
The B5248 now continues east through the suburb of Wade Hall. Eventually a mini-roundabout is met on the edge of the town centre. The road turns left to pass along Church Road, where it meets the B5254 at traffic lights by the South Ribble Museum. Our road continues east via a few more mini-roundabouts and goes over the West Coast Main Line and the M6 before reaching traffic lights where it crosses the A49.
The road now appears more rural again. It passes between a golf course and an industrial estate before having to TOTSO left at traffic lights (the road ahead bends to the right and enters the industrial estate). The road then detours to the south of Lisieux Hall (now a care home owned by a Christian organisation) before skirting another golf course to end at a T-junction on the A6 on the western edge of Whittle-le-Woods.