|From:||Hoyland Common (SE354001)|
|Distance:||5.7 miles (9.2 km)|
|Meets:||A6135, B6097, A6195, A633, A635|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6096 is a largely urban B-road in south Yorkshire.
The road starts at traffic lights on the A6135 on the edge of Hoyland Common and heads east along Hoyland Road but passes to the north of the town centre. In Platt's Common the road splits; the left fork heads down Ryecroft Bank to a roundabout on the A6195. However, the road ahead also reaches the A6195 at the next roundabout east. There is then a short multiplex along the A-road before the B6096 turns left at yet another roundabout. The A-road has only existed since the 1990s, before which our road simply continued straight.
The B6096 climbs a hill to reach the outskirts of Wombwell. It goes over the Sheffield to Barnsley railway line by Wombwell station before continuing east into the centre of town, where it reaches a set of traffic lights, on the High Street, the original line of the A633. That road now bypasses Wombwell, so the B6096 TOTSOs left then right at the next set of traffic lights to descend Station Road to a roundabout on the A633 bypass.
Although Station Road is marked on maps as the B6096 it is one-way out of town. Traffic heading into town must use the parallel (and two-way) Mayflower Way from the A633 roundabout to the High Street, even though this is apparently unclassified.
The B6096 continues northeastwards from the A633. It crosses a bridge over a dismantled railway line (now a footpath); here was the station that Station Road referred to. The road then goes through an industrial estate before zigzagging into Darfield.
The original route of the B6096 in Darfield was along Church Street and School Street but the village now has a relief road of sorts, along Nanny Marr Road. Old and new routes meet just before the end of the B6096, at a would-be roundabout on the A635.