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A684 road
Length (miles) 70
Length (km) 112
Direction West-East
Start Kendal
End Ellerbeck
(A19 road)
Roads joined UK road A6.svg A6 road
[ M⁠6 ⁠] M6 motorway
UK road A683.PNG A683 road
UK road A6108.PNG A6108 road
UK road A1.svg A1 road
UK road A167.PNG A167 road
UK road A19.svg A19 road
UK road A61.svg A61 road

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 Apperset, near Hawes, and heavy snow can close the road in through Garsdale.

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