|From: || Knaresborough (SE347573) |
|To: || Glasshouses (SE172648) |
|Distance: || 13.8 miles (22.2 km)|
|Meets: || A59, A61, B6451, B6265 |
|Old route now: || B6265|
|Route outline (key)|
||Knaresborough - Ripley
||Ripley - Glasshouses
||Glasshouses - Pateley Bridge
The B6165 is a long B-road running along the River Nidd in Yorkshire, although the river itself is rarely seen.
The road starts at traffic lights on the A59 in the centre of Knaresborough and heads north. For some reason Knaresborough stretches for some distance along (or rather adjacent to) this road and so open country proper is only met after going through the village of Scotton.
After going through the scattered village of Nidd the road reaches a roundabout on the A61 at the southern end of the Ripley bypass. There is then a multiplex north to the other end of the bypass. There has always been a multiplex here, although originally it went through the centre of the village. The B6165 regains its number at another roundabout and continues vaguely westwards. It skirts Ripley Park and goes through the unusually named villages of Bedlam and Burnt Yates.
After passing Hag Wood the road climbs and then contours round into the village of Summerbridge, where it meets the B6451. The River Nidd comes into view for the first time en route and the valley is followed to the village of Glasshouses. The road ends shortly afterwards on meeting the B6265, which TOTSOs west-to-north here.
Originally (which explains the TOTSO), the B6265 did not exist and so the B6165 continued ahead into the centre of Pateley Bridge, ending on an unclassified road at the junction with the High Street. This section was taken over by the B6265 when that road was inaugurated later in the 1920s.