|Location Map ( geo)|
|Via:||Harrington Road, Mossbay Road|
|Distance:||1.3 miles (2.1 km)|
|Old route now:||A597|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5296 is a short link road in the Cumberland coastal town of Workington.
Starting at a roundabout on Washington Street, just south of where it turns a sharp corner, the B5296 heads south west along Harrington Road through the town's suburbs. This is a wide road but otherwise unremarkable as it runs between long rows of terraced housing. About halfway along, the B5296 crosses Annie Pit Lane and becomes Mossbay Road. Here, terraces give way to semis, and on the right a large area of parkland is dominated by the twin chimneys of the long-closed Annie Pit.
The road is now slowly drawing closer to the A597 and, after a small new roundabout with Westfield Drive, the wide flared junction with Solway Road is reached, marking the southern end of this short route.
Originally the B5296 continued south from here. It followed the coast as far as Harrington before turning inland to end on the A595 in Distington. This situation remained until 1988 when the A597 was extended, taking over the majority of the B5296 and leaving the stub that remains.
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