|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||5.9 miles (9.5 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5055 is a cross country route in the White Peak of Derbyshire. The road was originally unclassified but gained its number in the 1940s.
The road starts on the A6 in the centre of Bakewell just south of that road's roundabout with the A619; indeed inbound traffic is required to turn left to meet the roundabout. We head west out of town, climbing past the church to reach open country. After a short flat section the road zigzags to lessen the gradient as it climbs a further hill and goes through a small wood before we reach open fields once more.
We continue vaguely westwards with Lathkill Dale below us to the left. Presently there's a steep descent into the upper reaches of that valley, although the source of the River Lathkill is downstream from here. There's then a gentle climb into the village of Monyash (pronounced money-ash). We follow Church Street and then cross the village green to leave town along Tagg Lane. There's then a zigzag so we do not run along the bottom of a small valley. The road climbs gently to end on the A515. The unclassified road ahead heads to Longnor and, ultimately, to Leek.