Star.pngStar.pngStar.pngStar grey.pngStar grey.png


From Roader's Digest: The SABRE Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Location Map ( geo)
Cameraicon.png View gallery (19)
From:  Netherfield (SK625409)
To:  Arnold (SK577443)
Via:  Woodthorpe
Distance:  4.3 miles (6.9 km)
Meets:  A612, B686, B684, A60
Highway Authorities


Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
A6211 Netherfield - Arnold
Towards Gedling

The A6211 forms a cobbled-together eastern bypass of Nottingham.

The route now starts at a signalised T-junction in between Gedling and Burton Joyce, which is also previously the end of the A612 Carlton bypass, via a new Eastern bypass of Gedling which opened in March 2022.

Heading north, there is a further signalised crossroads a few yards later, where the old route of the A612, now unclassified, heads into Gedling and Carlton itself (this road will later pick up the B686 number).

The A6211 heads up a steep hill where it is a 40 mph speed limit and has S2+1 with the uphill direction having a crawler lane, at the top of the hill the remainder of the new Gedling bypass is S2.

The route then bisects the old Lambley Lane between Gedling and Lambley as a large staggered crossroads which is effectively now two T-junctions. Still heading largely north-west around Gedling, the first of these is a right turn towards Lambley and Gedling Country Park, then the second a left turn towards Gedling itself.

The road then passes in between Gedling with the country park to the right side and the Chase Farm housing development, which is still under construction, to the left.

A new roundabout with 4 arms (but presently neither of the two turn-offs open) will eventually provide access to this housing development and also retail outlets.

Continuing on towards Mapperley, the next roundabout is also presently incomplete, this is so that the road could be opened before the old A6211 Arnold Lane was closed to facilitate construction of the two tie-ins which will eventually link this road into the new bypass.

When this has been completed, heading towards Mapperley the first exit will be the old road to access Gedling, then the old road which is signed to the inbound B684 and A6211 towards Arnold, and the right turn to the outbound B684 towards Woodborough and the A614. Traffic wishing to stay onto the A6211 will then be signed onto the old unclassified route.

Carrying on up the hill past the "pepperpots" from an old railway tunnel, the road heads towards the B684, at present this is the end of the new bypass and is a signalled T-junction.

Turning left the B684 and A6211 then multiplex for a few yards towards the old crossroads. The A6211 then heads right down the hill towards Arnold where the B684 continues on into Nottingham via Mapperley Ridge.

At this point, from the end of the new bypass heading back down the other side of the ridge, there is a small strip of grassland set aside down the hill, this land was reserved to continue the road but has not yet been built.

As the A6211 continues down the hill towards Arnold the Gedling Road turns off towards the centre at a signalled T-junction (meeting the aforementioned strip of grassland). Arno Vale Road continues with the A6211, this road has a 30 limit, but is high quality with segregated pedestrian access, no real frontages and subway crossing points, so could easily be driven faster. After around 500 yards the road becomes more built up then reaches a 5-way roundabout as it heads towards the A60. Thackerays Lane is now the A6211 where it meets the A60 just north of the junction with the ring road, A6514.

The previous route is described below, which started further West, at the junction with the A612 and Victoria Retail Park on the south edge of Netherfield.

The road starts at a signalised fork on the A612 Carlton bypass. The road heads north and zigzaged across the original A612 and entered Gedling. The route through the village has some very sharp bends and is rather narrow. A mini island by the village hall and church forms the other part of the main street and the link to the B686 and nearby Carlton. From here the route is marginally better. After skirting the edge of the church it widens slightly before the road to Lambley leaves, and the limit rises to 40. Now semi-rural the route is possibly now deserving of its status and after about a mile becomes NSL, descending a steep hill and then ascending an even steeper one to a signalled junction - at the top! - with the B684 (nice hill-start).

Now with a 30-limit again the road descends the other side of the ridge towards Arnold. Shortly before getting there the road turns sharply to the left at the bottom of the hill and a path continues on a curiously road-width alignment back up the hill to the right. The road to Arnold leaves at a set of lights and the A6211 continues along an alignment towards Woodthorpe, opened as an extension of Arno Vale Road (a residential street built in the early twentieth century) in 1976. This road is 30, but could do with being 40 since there are pedestrian tunnels and no houses. An island links a few unclassified roads including another way into Arnold before the A6211 continues for a short distance to its terminus, a signalled junction with the A60, just North of the A6514 (ring road) junction.

Presumably plans are afoot to run a road from the "set aside" strip to a new junction with the B684, then bypassing the whole Gedling stretch to the East before meeting the A612 Carlton bypass somewhere. Whether these will ever come to fruition, remains highly unlikely, but to be seen.

Original Author(s): Forestchav

Related Pictures
View gallery (19)
ScanImage002.jpgScanImage004.jpgIMG 0048.jpgIMG 0050.jpgIMG 0054.jpg
Other nearby roads
A52 • A60 • A453 • A606 • A609 • A610 • A611 • A612 • A613 (Nuthall - Alfreton) • A614 • A648 (Kegworth - Nottingham) • A6002 • A6005 • A6008 • A6011 • A6019 • A6130 • A6130 (Huntingdon Street, Nottingham) • A6200 • A6464 • A6514 • B680 • B681 • B682 • B683 • B684 • B685 • B686 • B690 • B5010 • B6004 • B6005 (Stapleford) • B6008 • B6235 (Nottingham) • B6236 (Nottingham) • B6464 • E13 • E31 (via Carlisle) • E106 (Northampton - Leeds) • M1 • M42 • Nottingham Outer Ring Road • RM182 • T52 (Britain) • T53 (Britain) • T54 (Britain)
A6200 – A6999
A6200 • A6201 • A6211 • A6400 • A6464 • A6514 • A6520 • A6539 • A6900

SABRE - The Society for All British and Irish Road Enthusiasts
Discuss - Digest - Discover - Help