|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Red Bull (SJ701352)|
|Distance:||2.8 miles (4.5 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5415 is a short yet relatively important rural B-road. It is part of the obvious route from Market Drayton to Woore (two Shropshire towns); despite this it, is in Staffordshire for its entire length. The road was originally unclassified and gained its number in the 1940s.
The road starts on the A53 at the hamlet of Red Bull (called Sandylane on older maps) less than a mile east of Market Drayton, and heads northeast. It is clear that the A53 has been rerouted at this point: the eastbound junction sign looks more like a GSJ offslip than a simple T-junction. After leaving the houses behind, the road crosses a stream near the artificial Daisy Lake before passing the lodges of Oakley Hall.
After bending to pass a wood called The Folly the road crosses another stream. Soon afterwards, the hamlet of Napley is passed. The B5415 continues on straight to reach the B5026 on the edge of the hamlet of Winnington and only a few yards south of the Shropshire border and the picturesque Bearstone Mill. Traffic for Woore continues this way.