B5320 (Lake District)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Eamont Bridge (NY523284)|
|Via:||Pooley Bridge, Tirril, Yanwath|
|Distance:||4.9 miles (7.9 km)|
|Old route now:||A592|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5320 is a relatively short B-road running from Ullswater towards Penrith.
When originally classified in the mid-1920s it started on the A592 at Waterfoot, near Pooley Bridge on the shores of Ullswater, and headed northeastwards close to the River Eamont. It went past the stately home of Dalemain then met the then-B5288 just outside the village of Stainton before passing through the hamlet of Redhills, where it went under the West Coast main railway line. It entered Penrith along Ullswater Road, joining up with the then-A594 by the castle and railway station.
The new B5320, therefore, took over the route of what had been the A592 from Pooley Bridge to Eamont Bridge. After crossing the Eamont it goes through the village of Tirril – which has since expanded to merge with neighbouring Sockbridge to create a dormitory village for Penrith – and then skirts the hamlet of Yanwath before crossing the M6 at Southwaite Green close to the Mayburgh henge and the Eden Millennium memorial stone. At Eamont Bridge, next to the ancient earthwork known as King Arthur's Round Table, the road meets up with the A6.
Curiously enough, part of the former A594 in Penrith town centre is shown on at least one Ordnance Survey map dating from around 1970 as being numbered B5320, although most later maps say it is the A592.