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A65 road

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From:  Leeds
Length  112.7 km
To:  Kendal
A65 road

Primary destinations:  Skipton Kirkby LonsdaleIlkley

The A65 is a major road in England. It runs north west from Leeds in Yorkshire via Kirkstall, Horsforth, Yeadon, Guiseley, Ilkley and Skipton, passes west of Settle, then continues through Ingleton and Kirkby Lonsdale before terminating at Kendal in Cumbria.


Map of A65, Ilkley LS29, UK


Listed from south to north, beginning at Leeds:

  • The 2-mile (3.2 km) £5.5m dual-carriageway Burley in Wharfedale Bypass opened in April 1995.
  • The 2-mile (3.2 km) £4m Addingham bypass opened in January 1991.
  • The £2.8m Draughton Bypass opened in December 1991.
  • The north section of the £16.4m Skipton Bypass opened in December 1981, which is part of the A59.
  • North of Skipton, where the road meets the busy A629 from Bradford, there have been plans for a bypass around Gargrave, which is where the road crosses the Pennine Way.
  • The 4-mile (6.4 km) £8.5m Settle & Giggleswick Bypass opened in December 1988.
  • The 1-mile (1.6 km) Clapham bypass is the earliest of these bypasses. The National Archives have a file "West Riding CC: Clapham Bypass (A65); consideration of proposals" covering 1948-1969.
  • Road Safety

    The A65 between Long Preston and the M6 J36 has a poor safety record, according to EuroRAP. This 42 km stretch of single carriageway road suffered 48 fatal or serious injury accidents between 2002 and 2004. Indeed, the road features in the list highest risk roads in Britain (excluding motorcycle accidents)

    Junctions (A/B roads)

  • A58 Leeds Inner Ring Road (start)
  • B6157 Kirkstall
  • A6120 Horsforth
  • B6152 Rawdon
  • A658 Yeadon
  • B6153 Guiseley (demerge)
  • A6038 Guiseley (merge)
  • A6038 Menston (demerge)
  • A660 Burley in Wharfedale (merge)
  • B6382 Ben Rhydding (demerge)
  • B6382 Ilkley (merge)
  • A6034 & B6160 Addingham
  • A6069 Skipton (demerge)
  • A59 Skipton (merge)
  • A6131 Skipton (demerge)
  • B6265 Skipton
  • A59 & A629 Skipton (demerge)
  • B6253 Hellifield (demerge)
  • A682 Long Preston (merge)
  • B6478 Long Preston (demerge)
  • B6480 near Settle (demerge)
  • B6480 (merge)
  • B6480 Clapham (demerge)
  • B6480 Clapham (merge)
  • B6480 Newby (demerge)
  • B6255 Ingleton (demerge)
  • A687 Ingleton (demerge)
  • A683 Kirkby Lonsdale (merge)
  • A683 Kirkby Lonsdale (demerge)
  • B6254 Kirkby Lonsdale (demerge)
  • B6446 Kirkby Lonsdale (merge)
  • A6070 (merge) & A590 (demerge) near M6 Junction 36
  • B6385 Crooklands (demerge)
  • B6254 Kendal (merge)
  • A6 Kendal (demerge)
  • A6 Kendal (demerge)
  • A6 Kendal (demerge)
  • A684 Kendal (end)
  • References

    A65 road Wikipedia