|Length:||70 mi (110 km)|
| A6 road
|East end:||Ellerbeck (A19 road)
|Bedale, Kendal, Leyburn, Northallerton|
The A684 is an A road that runs through Cumbria and North Yorkshire, starting at Kendal, Cumbria and ending at Ellerbeck and the A19 road in North Yorkshire. It crosses the full width of the Yorkshire Dales, passing through Garsdale and the full length of Wensleydale.
It has primary status for the short length between Kendal and junction 37 of the M6 motorway, though even this primary section involves two hills and some tricky twists. East of the M6, the road descends the "Black Horse" hill and passes through Sedbergh where there is a short diversion to avoid the main street and a difficult right-angled bend. Another right-angled bend 6 miles (9.7 km) east at Garsdale Hall, and a narrow bridge approaching Hawes can cause difficulties for large vehicles.
Flooding can be a problem after heavy rain, especially at Appersett, near Hawes, and heavy snow can close the road temporarily at the Black Horse hill and in Garsdale.
On 16 July 2014 the Department of Transport announced the go-ahead for a A684 bypass in North Yorkshire.
Settlements on the road
- West Witton
- Constable Burton
- Patrick Brompton
- Leeming Bar where it meets the A1 road.
- Ellerbeck where it meets the A19 road.
- "£29 million for North Yorkshire bypass". Department of Transport. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
|This England road or road transport-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|