|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Blindcrake (N) (NY152362)|
|Distance:||11.8 miles (19 km)|
|Meets:||B5300, A596, A595|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5301 is a cross-country B-road in north Cumberland.
The road starts at a T-junction on the B5300 on the southern edge of Silloth. Despite what the signs say at this junction, it is that road and not the B5301 that continues into the village. The B5301 heads southeast across the flat coastal plain, bending sharply right then left to cross an unclassified road.
The completely flat land lasts until the hamlet of Pelutho, where the road climbs slightly. We continue south across a few contours before climbing a relatively sizeable hill to reach Westnewton, the first place of any size on the route so far. The road skirts the edge of the village before descending with the hills of the Lake District in the far distance. Presently the road reaches the edge of Aspatria where the B5301 bears off to the right rather than continuing ahead into the centre of town.
The road zigzags around the recreation ground before meeting the A596 by the town's war memorial. It crosses the A-road at a staggered crossroads before passing the rugby (union) ground to reach the station. The road then crosses the railway line before running parallel for a short distance and then continues south to cross the River Ellen.
The next village is Arkleby, after which the road climbs steeply onto Wardhall Common. It ends a short distance further on at a T-junction on the A595.