The B5470 is a scenic B-road running through the Peak District across the Cheshire / Derbyshire border. The road gained its number in the late 1980s.
Starting on the A523 in the Hurdfield area of Macclesfield the road winds northeastwards via Rainow before going over the top of the ridge and descending into Kettleshulme. After crossing the A5004 at Horwich End the road continues east into Chapel-en-le-Frith. On the far side of the town centre an unclassified road (formerly the A625) bears left to reach the A6, whilst the B5470 continues ahead to become the westbound offslip.
Originally the road's Macclesfield - Whaley Bridge section was numbered B5089 and became part of the A5002 in the 1960s. Meanwhile the section east to Chapel-en-le-Frith, originally the western end of the A625, was for a short time part of the main A6 route from Manchester to Buxton. This was in the period between the decision to re-route the A6 via Chapel and the opening of the D2 Chapel and Whaley Bridge bypass in the late 1980s. At the Horwich End crossroads the A5002 formed the southern and western arms of the junction while the A6 formed the northern and eastern arms; in other words, both routes TOTSOed here.