|From:||Malin Bridge, Sheffield (SK325893)|
|To:||Damflask Reservoir (SK284907)|
|Distance:||4.7 miles (7.6 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B607x routes all belong to a group running around or leading to and from Sheffield city centre and the B6076 is no exception, heading out of town to the west.
I always used to cycle along this whole road, and in the car it is a great drive once we loose the annoying 30 limit for the first one and a half miles or so!
The road starts at the Malin Bridge one-way system in north-west Sheffield, 50 yards from the start of the B6077, which it meets at its terminus, thus forming a B-road loop. We run over the River Loxley, and then climb up on a busy route with buses and delivery trucks. This can cause a problem because of excessive parking on both sides of the road. We continue over speed humps and then the climb becomes less steep; despite the 30 limit many drivers speed up this section.
We pass some high tower blocks and then TOTSO right, although the road ahead is wider and better standard. We continue on a narrower section, and then climb again, still in the 30 limit, and then pass a row of shops on our right. We then bear right then left, pass a school, and the road enters a more rural setting as we change to NSL.
After passing another church on our right, we start a long downhill straight where 60+ is easily achievable. We then go through a tight chicane and up a very steep hill before turning sharp right to reach our summit at Hill Top and then descend the side of a hill into the amusingly named village of Dungworth. We reach a 30 zone and pass through the village on a narrow alignment and then descend once more, gaining NSL but staying slow as there are some very tight bends coming up. I am reliably informed that a bus runs up here, but it is very steep. We go round the first tight bend and then a long hairpin before coming to a T-junction. We turn sharply right and then are on the flattest part of our route around the reservoir. After going round a tight left-hander we run along the dam wall to where the road terminates, at a triangular junction with the B6077.
In the past there was discussion about whether the B6076 shouldn't be continued along New Road into Bradfield, although this idea seems to have been shelved.
Back in 1922 the B6076 started a short distance further south on the B6075 (soon renumbered A6101) as that road used the northernmost section of Stannington Road. It turned off along either Low Road or Rivelin Park Road (maps are unclear) and the B6076 began at this point. The A6101 was rerouted to cross the river further downstream after World War II and so the B6076 was extended.