|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||3.2 miles (5.1 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5006 is a short rural B-road, mostly in Derbyshire.
The B5006 begins at a roundabout on the Ashby de la Zouch bypass, near to the village of Smisby, and heads off to the north, passing the village of Smisby in the process. After a short distance the road descends the infamous Pistern Hill, which is a long descent with a bend at the far end. At the bottom the road passes a junction with the unclassified Coal Lane. This links to the A514 and is a much shorter route to that road for traffic wanting to head south.
The B5006 descends into Ticknall and, after passing a number of houses, ends on the A514 at a simple give-way junction.
The B5006 used to run further into Ashby, where it originally started on the A50 Derby Road. When the A42 Ashby bypass was built this took the A453 out of the town and so the B5006 was extended south along what was the A453 as far as Measham, where it ended on the B586.
The southern extension did not last long: all the roads in the centre of Measham were quickly declassified cutting the B5006 back to its original southern end in Ashby. It was cut back further to its current southern terminus near Smisby with the opening of the A511 (renumbered A50) Ashby Bypass in 2002.