|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Watnall Chaworth (SK499462)|
|Distance:||3.1 miles (5 km)|
|Meets:||B600, A611, unclassified|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6009 is a useful link connecting the village of Watnall (and the surrounding towns of Kimberley and Eastwood) to Hucknall, avoiding the bottlenecks around Bulwell.
The route starts out in the village of Watnall, at a T-junction with the B600 (formerly the A613). Heading northeast along Narrow Lane, the road makes a double bend, first right, then left. At the right hand bend, Narrow Lane carries on, and our road becomes Long Lane. After about half a mile, we cross over the M1. Just beyond here were the site compounds for the M1's junction 25-28 widening works, completed in 2010. A temporary road was built along the line of a public footpath to allow site access.
The road then twists and turns a little before reaching the suburbs of Hucknall, and a speed-camera-enforced 30mph limit. On the right hand side of the road are numerous entrances to the Rolls Royce factory, who use the site of Hucknall Aerodrome to test their engines. A mini-roundabout slows progress slightly to allow traffic to enter and exit the Hucknall Estates via Nabbs Lane. Shortly after, we pass Hucknall Town FC on the left before reaching a roundabout with the A611 Hucknall bypass.
Some maps show that the B6009 terminates here but most (and the road signs) show the road continuing ahead into the town centre. It runs along Watnall Road to end at traffic lights on the High Street. This road is the original line of the A611 but was declassified when the bypass was built.