|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Water Eaton (SJ903107)|
|To:||Old Perton (SO856988)|
|Via:||Brewood, Codsall, Perton|
|Distance:||8.5 miles (13.7 km)|
|Meets:||A5 • A41 • C6 • C40 • C84 • C108 • C184 • C217 • C500|
|Route outline (key)|
Staffordshire County Council's locally classified C260 forms a series of locally important routes across the northwestern side of Wolverhampton between the A5 at Water Eaton, just west of Gailey Island to just south of the commuter village of Perton.
The route starts as nondescript country lane along Claygates Road, before meeting the C184 and crossing the River Penk at Somerford Bridge as the junior partner in a multiplex before reappearing down the S1 Tinkers Lane, and bypassing Brewood on its eastern side before meeting the C108 Coven Road at a crossroads. The road, now much wider, continues to head south past Giffard's Cross and the traditional entrance to Chillington Hall, and crossing the M54 before heading into the large village of Codsall, passing the main offices of South Staffordshire District Council at the junction with the C6 Wolverhampton Road as it does so.
At the south end of the village, the Class III numbering is confusing. The C260 meets the C40 at Suckling Green Lane, but the section of Histons Hill ahead is also part of the C40. The C260 itself reappears a short way to the east, as Hawthorne Lane, but this road is one-way northbound! Southbound traffic therefore needs to take the C40 Histons Hill, then a short section of C217 Oaken Lanes, before rejoining the C260 at Heath House Lane. However, the junction layouts do not make this at all obvious!
After that, the route continues heading south, crossing the A41 at a large light controlled crossroads near to Wrottesley Park House, and becomes the only access to Perton, which despite being part of the Wolverhampton urban area cannot be directly accessed from the rest of the city.
The route passes to the west of Perton, and has two roundabout junctions with spurs of the C500, both of which provide access into Perton itself. Finally, the route terminates on the C84 Pattingham Road, with the straight on route, Jenny Walkers Lane, being unclassified (but numbered in Staffordshire County Council's strange way as D4162).