|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Dinting Vale (SK023941)|
|Distance:||1.1 miles (1.8 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The A6016 starts from the A57 near Dinting Vale on the western edge of Glossop and finishes at the A624 near Charlestown, on the southern edge of town towards Hayfield. It provides in effect a bypass route for vehicles travelling from the Manchester-bound A57 towards Derbyshire and the western Peak District, removing the need to travel through Glossop town centre and for heavy vehicles to negotiate the central crossroads. This road is prone to speeding drivers due to its suburban-rural nature in places. It is also rarely subject to any traffic delays.
The road starts from a mini roundabout near to Dinting Vale. It begins as a built-up urban section of S2 with terraced housing either side and thus many parked cars. This section is known as Primrose Lane. After this short section of terraced housing the road opens up either side and larger, more modern suburban housing appears either side; the road widens slightly, but remains as S2.
It continues past numerous housing of a mixture of ages, with junctions for housing estates and a steep hill towards the suburb of Simmondley; from that point it becomes more suburban, with a number of sections of older Victorian housing. It then passes on the left industrial works (formerly a cotton mill which burned down in the 1990s hence the large amount of open grassland and the modern buildings), before ending on the A624 at a Y-junction obliging any traffic wishing to head back towards Glossop town centre to make a tight left turn.