|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||3.4 miles (5.5 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6036 is a short link road through the Derbyshire Dales to the east of Matlock.
We start our route at the bottom of the hill at Kelstedge village, at a T-junction with the A632 (former B6015). Travelling southeasterly, the road is narrow and twists and turns on the way to Ashover. In Ashover itself, the road is very narrow, often becoming single-lane because of the old buildings or parked cars. Thankfully traffic is never that busy, and no problems are encountered.
Beyond Ashover, the road continues to follow the valley of the River Amber, with sweeping dales panoramas on our right, and forest on our left. We pass through the dispersed settlement of Fallgate, and the road narrows a little and bends are aplenty as we run along the southern edge of the Stubben Hall estate. Beyond the estate we reach the village of Woolley Moor and run along Ashover New Road. The B6036 travels along the northern edge of the village and has never gone through the centre. On the other side of Woolley Moor, we reach a junction with the B6014, and our road runs straight onto it; traffic using the B6014 must TOTSO.