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From:  M6 J35 (SD510705)
To:  Crooklands (SD536824)
Via:  Burton-in-Kendal
Distance:  7.2 miles (11.6 km)
Meets:  A6, B6384, A65, M6, B6601
Former Number(s):  A601(M)
Highway Authorities

Westmorland and Furness • Lancashire

Traditional Counties

Lancashire • Westmorland

Route outline (key)
A6070 Warton - Crooklands
A6070 Carnforth Link

There are two A-road links of almost exactly the same length between Lancaster and Kendal. One, presumably the more important, is the A6; the A6070 is part of the alternative.

Nowadays the A6070 starts rather grandly as a dual carriageway at junction 35 of the M6, having in February 2023 taken over the route of the northern sector of the A601(M). This road was on opening part of the main M6, the northern mile or so of the Lancaster bypass, which became a spur of the motorway in 1970 when the M6 was extended into Westmorland. Its subsequent life is documented in the A601(M) entry, but on the death of that road this section was handed to the A6070. At the time of writing this road still looks very much like a motorway, but in future months its hard shoulder will be grassed over and the speed limit cut to 50MPH, to reduce maintenance costs.

This stretch of the A6070 ends on a roundabout on the A6 north of Carnforth near Warton, where there is also access to the Pine Lake holiday park. It multiplexes for half a mile north with the A6, before bearing north-east at a second roundabout, following the M6 fairly closely for its entire route. It is not long before it crosses to the east side of the motorway and then the Lancaster Canal is crossed immediately afterwards; this is the southernmost road crossing of the unnavigable section of canal.

After changing county the A6070 goes through Burton-in-Kendal, the largest place on its route. Burton has an M6 service station named after it - but that is northbound only and therefore on the other side of the motorway.

The A6070 then squeezes in between the M6 and Holmepark Fell before crossing the disused Lancaster Canal again and reaching a roundabout where it terminates. The other three directions at the roundabout are the A65; the extra one (to the left) is a spur leading back to the M6 at J36. Kendal is straight on.

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