B93 (Northern Ireland)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Clogh Mills (D049185)|
|Distance:||18.8 miles (30.3 km)|
|Meets:||A26, B16, B64, B62, B96, A42, B18, B56|
|Route outline (key)|
The B93 is a relatively long road in west County Antrim. It was originally unclassified but gained its number in the mid-1920s.
The road starts on the A26 on the edge of Clogh Mills and heads southwest, crossing the River Main and then the Belfast to Derry railway line at a level crossing by the now-closed Killagan station. A short distance further on we reach a crossroads and TOTSO left; the road to the right is the B16.
We continue south, parallel to the railway line. The B64 soon comes in from the right and multiplexes with us ahead into Glarryford before turning off left. We continue ahead, now with the River Main separating us from the railway line. After a few miles of winding across the fields the road TOTSOs left at Craigs. The road ahead continues straight to meet the B62; our road also does but takes longer to get there.
There's a multiplex to the left into Cullybackey, which ends where the B62 turns left at a T-junction and our road turns right to regain its number. After a couple of hundred yards we TOTSO left (ahead is the B96) and leave town. Initially we continue to follow a similar course to the river but we soon diverge then continue into Ahoghill. We enter town along Cardonaghy Road then bear left onto a relief road to avoid the village centre (although the old route along Cullybackey Road remains part of the B93 and is the signposted route for through traffic heading north). We soon reach a T-junction on the A42 and turn right to multiplex through town. We pass the "old" B93 then turn left to regain our number.
The road continues south across the undulating terrain, now with no river valley to follow. Presently the B18 is met at a staggered crossroads (although field boundaries suggest our road originally went straight across), then we draw near to the B52 as we continue. A number of minor roads connect the two B-roads but they seem to want to stay separate as long as possible. Finally we enter Randalstown and only then meet the other road. The B93 ends here.
|B93 (Northern Ireland)|