|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Little Lever (SD752074)|
|Distance:||2.6 miles (4.2 km)|
|Meets:||A673, A579, A6053|
|Old route now:||A6053, A665|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6209 is a largely urban B-road to the east of Bolton.
The road starts on the A673 Bury New Road on the eastern edge of Bolton town centre. B6209 traffic may not turn right onto the A-road but all other movements are permitted. The B6209 then heads southeast along Castle Street, soon crossing the A579 at traffic lights before passing part of Bolton University. The road continues along Radcliffe Road, skirting Bradford Park before crossing the River Croal and going under the striking Darcy Lever viaduct (which once carried a railway line) to go through the village of Darcy Lever itself. The road runs parallel to the river for a short distance.
Now heading east, although still along Radcliffe Road, the B6209 crosses an unclassified road via a signalised staggered crossroads before reaching open fields. It zigzags to descend to cross a stream before climbing up the far side into Little Lever. The road bends sharply to the right and then left to go round a green before ending at a T-junction on the A6053.
Originally the road continued ahead to end on the A668 in Radcliffe but this section was soon renumbered A6053. Later the A668 was abolished and replaced by the A665, which road took over part of the ex-B6209 to the west of Radcliffe.