|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Pandy Tudur (SH848644)|
|Distance:||7.4 miles (11.9 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The present B5384 is a winding road in west Denbighshire. It was originally unclassified but gained its number in 1935.
The road starts on the A548 in the valley of the Afon Dyffryn-gall and heads east, climbing out of the valley. The central line is lost immediately. A number of bends take us into the next valley and the village of Pandy Tudur. After leaving the village we follow the valley downstream for as long as that runs eastwards but when it turns north we do not go with it. Presently there's a sharp right-hand bend; the road ahead is a quicker route to the far end of the B5384 but steeper.
Our route heads south along a ridge before descending into the valley of the Afon Cledwen and entering Gwytherin. There's an easy-to-miss TOTSO left in the village centre, then we cross the river to leave the village. The road now becomes more switchback, as it heads northeastwards across a number of steep, narrow valleys. We pass a few buildings but reach no places of any size. After a couple of miles a left turn signposted Pandy Tudur marks the other end of the steep, direct route back to the sharp bend mentioned in the previous paragraph.
After a lengthy climb the road starts to descend again gently and soon reaches a T-junction on the B5382. The road ends here, with Llansannan a mile or so to the right.