|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Appley Bridge (SD521108)|
|Distance:||5.6 miles (9 km)|
|Meets:||B5376, B5206, A5209|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5375 runs northwest from Wigan to meet the A5209 just north of the village of Appley Bridge in West Lancashire. Its course, through Shevington, largely parallels that of the A49/A5209 primary route (which connects these same points via Standish). The road was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932.
The road starts at a junction with the B5376 Northway / Bridgeman Terrace just north of Wigan town centre. After initially running southwest for 150 yards or so along New Market Street the B5376 TOTSOs right at traffic lights to pass in front of the Parson's Walk Centre of Wigan & Leigh College. After a short section with houses on the left and Mesnes Park to our right we pass beneath the Preston to Manchester railway line, after which the street scene changes, with housing on both sides.
After crossing Gidlow Lane the road bears right at a signalised junction with Springfield Road and Woodhouse Lane and then continues through the suburbs until it meets another signal-controlled junction with the busy Beech Hill Avenue. Continuing northwest towards Standish Lower Ground, the B5375 is only a hundred yards or so north of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal when it encounters a sharp right-hand corner. It then bends sharply left as it enters Standish Lower Ground proper.
The road winds through the hamlet of Crooke and passes another residential area on the right and an area of woodland called Lawns Wood on the left. The road passes through some fields to enter Shevington. Here it TOTSOs left onto Church Lane and passes between the church and a primary school to reach the centre of Shevington at a mini-roundabout on the B5206.
Originally there was a brief multiplex to the left after which the B5375 turned right along Miles Lane. This route was severed by the M6, however, and so the multiplex lasts for a couple of hundred yards to a mini-roundabout by the library, where the B5375 turns right to regain its number. There's a brief gap in the houses as we cross the motorway but we do shortly enter open country briefly.
The road descends across the fields to enter Shevington Vale, a settlement that takes a bit of time to get going. The road remains residential, on at least one side of the road, as we cross a stream to enter Appley Bridge and reach a T-junction. Here we turn right and climb to Dangerous Corner, where the road ends on the A5209.