The A5270 is a link road to the east of south of Buxton, Derbyshire. The road was unclassified for many years but had gained Class I status by the 1980s to act as an impromptu Buxton bypass, allowing traffic between the A515 and A6 to avoid the narrow streets of the town centre.
The road starts on the A515 at Brierlow Bar, just a short distance east of the bookshop and the B5053. The A515 here marks the boundary of the Peak District National Park and we head east into the national park. We follow a straight route across the fields but soon bend to cross a small valley. On the far side a minor road to Chelmorton continues ahead and we bend to the left to run northeastwards.
The road passes to the west of Chelmorton and another road leads off to the right into the village as we climb the ridge to the north. We bend to the left again as we pass an old road now severed by quarrying and then run down to a T-junction on the A6 a short distance to the west of the B6049 and Blackwell.