|Distance:||3.8 miles (6.1 km)|
|Meets:||A670, A62, B6197, A640, A672|
|Route outline (key)|
The A6052 heads from Dobcross in the Tame Valley to Denshaw, both of which lie in Greater Manchester.
It starts at a mini-roundabout (which replaced an otherwise difficult junction at the turn of the Millenium) just below the railway viaduct in Dobcross on the A670 and heads west. The roundabout is located in Dobcross but on the border with Uppermill - essentially the busy Uppermill High Street also begins here. Immediately there is an old fashioned looking sign displaying Rochdale being 10 miles away - whilst the A6052 doesn't go to Rochdale it does indeed meet with the Rochdale-bound A640 at the end of the route. It crosses the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and Diggle Brook almost immediately and follows the River Tame round Dobcross into New Delph, where it crosses the A62 at a staggered junction although unhelpfully this junction lacks signposts coming from this direction, although there is signposts heading South.
The next village is Delph, after which the A6052 starts to climb away from the Tame. It crosses the moors to the village of Denshaw, where it ends on the A640 at a complex junction. A few inches to the left, the A640 crosses the A672 at a roundabout/crossroads hybrid.
The road has a 30mph speed limit between Dobcross and Delph, until a national speed limit is put in place between Delph and Denshaw (although a very small 40mph, followed by 30mph speed limit returns just before the Denshaw crossroads).