|From:||Hoyland Common (SE360004)|
|To:||Wath upon Dearne (SE438008)|
|Distance:||5.8 miles (9.3 km)|
|Meets:||B6096, B6089, A633|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6097 is a largely urban B-road in south Yorkshire.
It starts in Hoyland Common on the B6096. It heads east along Fearnley Road into the centre of (Nether) Hoyland, where it reaches a one-way loop. Eastbound traffic continues along the High Street and King Street, the original line of the road, whilst westbound traffic uses the parallel Southgate and Milton Road.
After the two directions meet once more the B6097 continues east down King Street before crossing the Sheffield to Barnsley railway line by Elsecar station. The road descends Hill Street before bending sharply left next to the Heritage Centre. It then continues through the village centre before zigzagging to cross the preserved railway line. The original line of the road cut off the corner by following Cobcar Street; it was given its current route in the 1950s.
After running clockwise around a hill to skirt the southern edge of Brampton and the road crosses the B6089 at traffic lights. It then goes along (West) Melton High Street to reach a mini-roundabout. Originally the road ended here on the A633 on the western edge of Wath upon Dearne. However, that road now bypasses the town so the B6097 TOTSOs right to run along the pre-bypass road.
After passing the Dearne Valley College there is a set of traffic lights. The original route of the A633 was to the right. It was then moved onto the new Biscay Way and later still onto its current route (the second Wath bypass). The B6097, therefore, follows the most recent route of the A633 around Wath so follows Biscay Way to end at a roundabout on the current route of the A633. The unclassified road ahead, incidentally, is the original line of the A6023.