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I enjoyed the series.

My B road, the B5035, has tremendous interest all along it. However you’d have been run over by a quarry lorry while walking it, so perhaps it’s best you’ve stopped now.
Hang on! You have walked along a bit of it, when you visited the national Tramway Museum.
I've been down the B143 many times, but apparently not in the last ten years as I don't recognise the current metro station (rebuilt in 2011-2012).
What a pity you are ending the series. I was wondering how you were going to manage the 75km of the B4009 from Newbury to Tring, given on the the southern end I have used for 30 years, one might see a single pedestrian once a year, so narrow and windy is the road, with hardly a footpath anywhere. It is ideal for Sunday morning gangs of mamil cyclists to form large packs deliberately blocking the road for cars!
Thoroughly enjoyed the series, not least because my first home in London after moving out from my parents 12 years ago was in one of the ‘lovely old houses’ at the southern end of Fairfield Road, when I first started reading this blog. Thanks for keeping me entertained and informed over the past decade+
Thanks for writing as much as you have. I have enjoyed it, but I have also had a passing familiarity with the areas you've written about so far. Always enjoy reading what you write, so as much as I have enjoyed the B-roads, I am looking forward to tomorrow's B-road-less content.
I was expecting you to be preparing to walk a London C-road (see SABRE et al) for April 1.
I've not quite bonded with the B-road series but the variety of topics here is why I check my phone just after seven every morning.

I pay nothing but I get plenty I do like in return.
An object lesson in how to turn something mundane into something fascinating. A very enjoyable series of posts.
Great series, very enjoyable!
That's a real shame, are you sure you won't re-consider? I was rather looking forward to your coastal perambulations along the B985 in Aberdeen.

dg writes: do read the post.
Hello, as I am a jogger, I follow canals rather than roads and I want to report here, for general interest, that running or walking the Lea/Lea North from Hackney Wicks is really interesting and rural. Yesterday I ran from Meridian Water, where the station predates the massive housing development, to Waltham Cross, which is notably older and full of interesting things to see including what's left of the Abbey. I particularly recommend the free Epping Forest District Museum in Sun Street (and Sun Street itself), that hosts until end April a moving stitching art exhibition of the Wellcome Trust.
Thanks for an enjoyable look at the B-side of life.
It's a shame to see this series go. Although I did wonder when you'd stop! I did have this feeling you'd stop way before you got to the B6101 not that far from my house!
A good set of Bs, thanks for those. Yesterday’s was intriguing, with the link to Pelican Cottage particularly so.
I've looked up the B143 and I see that part of it is for buses only, rather like Oxford Street.
A good series and a sensible stopping place.
It was this series that inspired me to wonder why my road wasn't at least a B road (the local community police say it should be an A road now!) so the fact there are only 2 in Harrow goes some way to explaining it! I guess they just couldn't be bothered anymore by the 1930s/1940s when they started laying out much of the borough!
An enjoyable and informative series of blogposts. It's sad though that we might never read a report about the Norfolk B-roads again. And yes, I know you knew someone would say that!
As a regular reader and a very irregular commenter I enjoy all that you post on your blog. Indeed the attraction is your ability to write and illustrate so entertainingly and interestingly, often on subjects that in other hands would be dull and esoteric.
It's a real skill that is rare and a delight to catch up on every day. Thanks and keep writing about whatever you want!
Ah, the B184. Possibly the best road within striking distance of (East) London to belt up and down on a motorcycle.

But, admittedly, not a great walk, nor a subject for a blog post...
I've enjoyed this series and read every-ish word. Couldn't you randomly select future B roads which are short and pavemented. It would take you all over the country. After the outpouring of love and affection above, will you reconsider?

dg writes: I have randomly picked the B5147.

I'll have to admit that I thought the first post was a tongue-in-cheek 'first in the series' that we'd never see again, but it's turned out to be fascinating in places. Equally I can see why you wouldn't want to carry on - my old house looked out onto the B159 and I think even you would struggle to get much of interest from it.
I really enjoyed them; thank you.
Even though there was only one B road I recognised I still enjoyed your writings. Thanks
Wonder what your next "occasional topic" will be.
Harrow has trimmed its B roads: the B458 (one way to normal traffic), B459 (blocked to through running) and B463 (humps) have been declassified alongside the still-drivable A404 through Pinner, while the B457 (A4005) and B460 (A4008) have been promoted.
This is in honour of the remaining B roads in the borough.
I've enjoyed your series, even though I have only walked one of them.

I wouldn't have expected you to visit Liskeard in Cornwall, but it has amused me that the four roads that radiate out of the town centre, in all four points of the compass, are numbered B3254. It would be a real challenge to walk that numbered road !
Alas, the B154. I was looking forward to what you might find to write about it!
I enjoyed that series (having too expected that it would run to precisely one edition), but, yes, it is time to stop.

Although: I wonder how many C roads there might be (if any) in Tower Hamlets. They have a particularly peculiar, and usually unsignposted/unidentified, existence, but do exist in vast quantities nationwide.
I'm not sorry it's over, I'm just glad it happened. B lucky, DG.
Since you still managed to write something about B143 I will see the series as uninterrupted, and if B144 or the next few roads remain in London I will be happy to see you going on at least until another out-of-town toad springs up.
Yes, there's a massive divide between inner and outer London when it comes to B roads, which further out are far rarer. Golders Green for example is all A roads and unclassified roads!
200 miles won't get you to North Tyneside from Bow, even if you're a crow.

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