The A6175 is a largely urban A-road in east Derbyshire. Originally the B6037, it presumably gained its current number with the coming of the M1 in the late 1960s.
At one time the road started on a one-way system on the A61, with Eyre Street heading east and Market Street heading west, in the centre of Clay Cross. There's now a a bypass of sorts and we start to the north at a roundabout, then TOTSO left at traffic lights by Tesco to head around town along Bridge Street and Furnace Hill Road. We soon reach a T-junction back on the old road, Market Street, on the edge of town.
We cross a railway bridge over the Chesterfield to Nottingham railway line to enter North Wingfield. This is a rather long village, and we encounter the B6038 at a T-junction in the centre of the village. We leave North Wingfield via the Williamthorpe Road and immediately enter Holmewood, where we cross the B6039 at a large roundabout. On the other side of Holmewood there is another roundabout, built to serve the industrial parks that line both sides of the road. The original road ran to the north here, but was realigned to bypass some houses and provide space for access to the industrial parks.
We enter open countryside for the first time on our journey, and a welcome 60 mph speed limit. It is not long before we reach a left turn for the village of Heath, followed by a right turn towards Hardwick Hall. These two roads originally met in Heath itself, but the A6175 now bypasses the village. There also used to exist two other roads either side of the motorway maintenance compound on our right. The B6040 ran just before and the original line of the A617 used to cross here afterwards, but no trace of either road is now to be seen, the latter having been replaced by a new dual carriageway when the M1 was built in the 1960s. (The point where the B6040 met the A617 is actually now part of the motorway). Our route ends shortly afterwards at a large roundabout junction with the A617 and the M1 at junction 29.