|From: || Drighlington (SE224289) |
|To: || Birstall (SE225262) |
|Distance: || 1.9 miles (3.1 km)|
|Meets: || A58, A650, A643 |
|Old route now: || A650|
Kirklees • Leeds
|Route outline (key)|
||Drighlington - Moorside
||Moorside - Birstall
Station Road, Drighlington
The B6125 is a short B-road in west Yorkshire.
The road starts on the A58 in the centre of Drighlington and heads roughly southwards along Station Road where it crosses an area of open ground (site of the Battle of Adwalton Moor) before reaching a T-junction on the A650.
Originally the B6125 reached Drighlington & Adwalton station here; it then bore left and ran parallel to the railway line for a short distance before crossing it at a level crossing and heading south. The A650 was built on the route of the old railway line and now there is a short multiplex east along that road before the B6125 turns right to regain its number and southerly direction. Some reminder of the old route of our road can be seen by the fact that Field Head Lane exists on both sides of the A650.
The B6125 heads south across the fields and quickly goes over the M62. The far side is urban. The road continues along Field Head Lane into Birstall and suddenly takes an unsigned TOTSO left into the narrow High Street to reach the A643 near to the A62. The TOTSO is probably unsigned because the road ahead (Middlegate) also reaches the A643, offers easier access to local amenities and is of a significantly better standard.