|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||2.1 miles (3.4 km)|
|Meets:||A610, A6096, B600|
|Former Number(s):||A6096, A610|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6010 is an urban B-road in west Nottinghamshire. It follows a strange route, having taken over older routes on its journey through Giltbrook.
The road starts on the large grade-separated roundabout with the A6096 from Ilkeston and the A610, which passes overhead towards Ripley and Nottingham. Our road travels north along a short section of D2, which was originally part of the A6096, until we reach a complex little roundabout. Here there is a free-flow turn to the left, into Ikea (this can get VERY busy at weekends!); the right-hand turn takes us to Kimberley, along the old route of the A610 (now unclassified). We go straight on here, which was also the A610 before the bypass took that moniker. The road narrows back to a single carriageway and heads into Giltbrook village. We follow Nottingham Road for some distance, which is lined by a mixture of terraced and semi-detached houses.
Just before we reach the main shopping streets of Giltbrook, the road turns right, the direction being advertised by an old-style fingerpost pointing to Moorgreen in one direction, and Kimberley and Nottingham in the other. We are now on the original route of the B6010, along Dovecote Road. The road almost leaves the urban area before reaching the small village of Moorgreen. This pretty little village hosts an annual agricultural show, bringing in visitors from all over the local area. Near the far end of the village, the road ends at a T-junction with the B600 (ex-A613).