|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||4 miles (6.4 km)|
|Meets:||A629, A6026, B6113, B6114, A640|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6112 is a semi-rural B-road in west Yorkshire.
The road begins at a mini roundabout at Salterhebble, where the B6112 meets the A629 and A6026, and follows a straight road roughly southwards for just over half a mile before turning right and reaching the village of West Vale, now part of Greetland. The road then goes exactly straight again for over three quarters of a mile through West Vale, meeting the B6113 and B6114 en route. In fact, the road up to the junction with the B6114 (originally A6025) was originally the southern end of the A6026.
The B6112 continues to the most south-westerly part of the village to enter open country. From here, it gradually ascends for most of the rest of the route. A quarter of a mile up the hill through countryside we reach the small village of Holywell Green. On the far side of the village the road curves westwards at the junction with the Holywell Inn. There is a glimpse of wondrous countryside on the left shortly afterwards, with views of Outlane and Britain's Best Home 2008, Carr Hall Castle. Now we have reached the village of Stainland, the village most of the B6112 is named after (with the street name Stainland Road). As we ascend up the village the road gets narrower until reaching the Duke of York pub, where it becomes so narrow it only fits one car. After this section, the wider - but still narrow - road carries on through the village for about 30 yards to the Red Lion pub, when the road becomes slightly wider and now runs on flat ground. We carry on to the Y-junction, where the B6112 follows the road to the left and becomes slightly narrower again but not for as long.
The road ascends once more around the corner of the old Bull and Dog Inn and returns to its original width. The road then curves left and carries on straight, still slightly ascending, out of Stainland into Sowood. The views from this stretch, known as The Hame, are sublime. The road then begins to ascend higher and curve right into the centre of Sowood. Relatively flat through Sowood, the road curves right and immediately left straight away to another short narrow stretch and up a hill to the top of Sowood, then turns left to ascend even higher. Views of all Calderdale can be seen from here. The road then turns right and descends slightly, then there's a quick left turn and, after a couple of hundred yards, the road enters Kirklees and quickly reaches a junction with the A640, where the road ends, after a distance of 4 miles, and going from around 300 feet to 900 feet in altitude.