|From:||Malin Bridge (SK325893)|
|To:||Damflask Reservoir (SK284907)|
|Distance:||2.7 miles (4.3 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B607x routes all belong to a group running around or leading to and from Sheffield city centre. The B6077 heads west out of town, with its entire length along Loxley Road.
There have been campaigns in the past to resurface this entire road, as the current surface is horrible, particularly through the residential section. Because the road is as flat as it gets in the area, it is popular with cyclists. There have been people injured before when they have run into a particularly bad pothole.
The B6077 begins at Malin Bridge in North-West Sheffield on the A6101. For the first one and a half miles it runs through a 30 zone; however, most drivers ignore this because the road is wide and reasonably straight and 40+ is common. Cars park both sides but the road is still plenty wide enough. The first bit has only a few houses, but as we round the next corner the road is lined with them on both sides. We then head slightly right and then up a long straight, which changes to 40 mph halfway along. We keep this as the road enters a more rural setting, before changing to NSL.
Now the road becomes very straight and visibility is very good. This means that you may get overtaken by a mad boy racer doing 70 to 80 mph on a bike or in a car. We climb up, level out and then drop down again, and the road is ruler-straight. At the small hamlet of Stacey Bank we drop steeply into a dip and round a chicane. The road is much narrower here. We then descend slightly and end with a lovely view of Damflask in front of us. At this point the B6076 turns off to the left along New Road over the dam. The B6077 ends here and the road ahead is unclassified.
In the past it has been suggested that the B6077 should continue along Loxley Road into Bradfield but no extension has taken place.