|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||6.5 miles (10.5 km)|
|Meets:||A6007, B6004, A609, B6004, A610, B600, B682, A611|
|Route outline (key)|
The A6002 skirts the western edge of Nottingham.
The road starts at a tight mini-island with the A6007 and B6004 on the north edge of Stapleford. Presumably in the past when the A52 went through Stapleford it (as the B6004) started in the centre though there is no evidence of this, mainly because it wasn't the A6002 at that time.
Aside from numbering issues, the A6002 leaves Stapleford towards the north of Nottingham. The road parallels the M1 for much of its length. The Hemlock Stone and Bramcote Crematorium are passed and the road skirts Bramcote itself to the west before crossing the A609 and an unclassified road at a large signalled junction.
The road continues to skirt the west end of Bilborough towards Strelley - a new island to Bilborough College merely interrupts the flow of a nice open S2 where it is perfectly safe to drive at NSL. The B6004 leaves its former alignment at a signalled junction (Strelley village is to the left) before a newer alignment carries the road round the West of Broxtowe estate and the large Nuthall island with the B600 (old A610) to Nuthall itself, and the A610 to M1 junction 26and Nottingham itself.
The island itself is large and signalled; nonetheless the A6002 emerges rather unscathed and heads off towards Bulwell. Shortly after skirting Hempshill Vale there are a couple of islands for local estates but after bypassing most of the centre of Bulwell the road comes to a halt at lights with the B682 and access to Bulwell centre.
In bygone days the B682 used to be the A611 and if the A6002 were so-numbered then it would have ended here. However, the A6002 TOTSOs left along part of the former A611 to meet the present A611 at another tight mini-island. You can continue straight ahead here to Hucknall via the A611, or turn left across the bridge over the Robin Hood Line (and NET tram line 1) to access Bestwood (by turning immediately left on the B683) or straight on to Nottingham via the A611.
Original Author(s): ForestChav