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B6236
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From:Knuzden Brook, Blackburn (SD706279)
To:Acre, Haslingden (SD786242)
Length:6 miles (9.7 km)
Meets: A679, B6130, B6234, B6231, A680
Former Number(s):A677
Highway Authorities

Blackburn with Darwen • Lancashire

Traditional Counties

Lancashire

Route outline (key)
B6236 Knuzden Brook - Acre
This article is about the current B6236, the former A677 between Blackburn and Haslingden.
For the original B6236 in Accrington, see B6236 (Accrington)
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the B6236 Roundhill Road at the county boundary of Rossendale. The Rossendale sign has certainly seen better days and is in need of a facelift.
A typical bend on the B6236 over Oswaldtwistle Moor

The B6236 is the former A677 east of Blackburn, downgraded in 1997 upon completion of the M65.

The road currently begins on the A679 at Bank Lane in east Blackburn and almost immediately reaches a Give Way sign where it crosses the B6130 - always historically the busier route and an unusual example of a B-road taking priority through a junction with an A-road. A brief section through a dip takes the road over Knuzden Brook before springing the B6234 off towards Oswaldtwistle (locally pronounced "Ozzel-twiss-el"; do not call it "Oswald Twistle" unless you want to be earmarked as an out-of-towner). At this point, the road originally became National Speed Limit - redundant sign poles give the game away - but it is now 30mph through the bends until a 40mph speed limit commences all the way to the formerly notorious Britannia Crossroads with the B6231. In 2008, this was finally upgraded to a roundabout after much local campaigning following on from a collision between a hatchback and a school bus.

From here, the limit is now 50mph across the moors. This is a lovely sweeping road with some good overtaking straights but also a series of deceptively tight corners in places. On the right is a new wind farm completed in 2012 as the road rises and dips through the moorland above Oswaldtwistle. A particularly nasty junction with an unclassified road follows before the road descends into Rossendale. The limit reduces to 40mph as the road enters Haslingden, with a further drop to 30mph as it crosses the A56.

The journey ends at a strange half-gyratory junction with the A680, a road which arguably should also be the B6236 given the local nature of it.



B6236
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