B527 (Northern Ireland)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Spring Town (C423188)|
|Distance:||2.2 miles (3.5 km)|
|Meets:||B507, B529, B507, B524, B507|
|Route outline (key)|
The B527 winds through the western suburbs of Derry. Owing to the road's short length its history is not fully known.
The road starts at a TOTSO on the B507 at Free Derry Corner and heads north along Rossville Street to a roundabout, where it turns left; some maps show a spur of the B527 continues ahead to meet the B529. The mainline of the B527 quickly reaches another roundabout, where it meets the B507 again. The road on the far side is one-way as far as traffic lights on the B524; traffic heading the other way goes round three sides of St Eugene's Cathedral and so multiplexes along the B524, B529 and B507 before returning to the B527.
Continuing northwest, the B527 climbs along Creggan Road, with a park behind the wall on the right. After going over a ridge the road descends to cross a wooded valley; a reservoir dam is visible to the left. We then climb again to the north and then run between housing estates, with no houses fronting onto the B527. A roundabout is reached, where we turn right, and then follow Springtown Road down to traffic lights where the road ends, again on the B507.