|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||West Silloth (NY107529)|
|To:||Wigton (E) (NY270494)|
|Distance:||13.5 miles (21.7 km)|
|Meets:||B5300, B5307, A596, B5304, A596|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5302 is a cross-country route in north Cumberland.
The road starts in an unlikely position at a bend in the road in West Silloth, with the B5300 heading south east while our road heads north. Soon, however, we turn east, before resuming a northerly direction and then north westwards along Eden Street. This brings us up to Station Road and the small port's centre - a more sensible starting point surely?
The road TOTSOs right to head north once more. We follow Criffel Street before having to TOTSO east along Petteril Street and so along Wigton Road which skirts the southern edge of the disused airfield through Causewayhead to Calvo.
From Calvo, the road heads generally south east to Abbeytown, although seemingly constantly turning this way or that as it does so. After meeting the B5307 in the centre of the village, the road exits again in a south easterly direction and crosses one of the many tributary channels of the River Waver. After crossing low, undulating hills, the River Waver itself is crossed at Waverbridge, and soon afterwards the junction with the former B5303 is passed. It is now just a mile to the re-profiled junction with the A596.
This was once the end of the route. However, since the construction of the Wigton Bypass, the A596 has been diverted out of the town and the B5302 has taken over its former route. This sees a right-left dog-leg junction across the bypass, followed by a bridge over the railway line which marks the entrance to the town. From here we pass along residential streets before entering the town centre, where the B5304 arrives from the right in the Market Place. Soon after, Station Road, the former B5303, turns left, still providing an important link in and out of the town, while our road continues north east out of town, before crossing the railway again to rejoin the A596.