The B6214 runs north along the Irwell Valley from the Lancashire town of Bury.
The road starts at traffic lights on the B6213 on the northern edge of Bury town centre and heads north, immediately crossing the Woodhill Brook before running through the suburb of Woodhill and entering open country. The road splits here, with the left fork being the B6215. The B6214 continues ahead back into the suburbs – the Holcombe Brook area of Ramsbottom.
At the end of the road there is a set of traffic lights on the A676. There is then a short multiplex to the right before the B6214 takes the next turn left and continues north along Lumb Carr Road, which runs halfway up the side of a hill. Although the centre of Ramsbottom is to the right (and some distance below) the road is still lined with houses. Eventually, however, the road becomes rural once again and, as may be expected, reasonably hilly.
After a mile or so the road begins to descend. It reaches the southern end of Helmshore where it TOTSOs right; the road ahead is the B6235. A stream is crossed, followed by a mini-roundabout, after which the road crosses a bridge over the A56.
The B6214 continues north through the suburbs of Haslingden into the town centre. It meets the B6232, joining from the left, and becomes one-way immediately afterwards. Northbound traffic follows this road to traffic lights on the A680. Southbound traffic has to leave the A680 further south and head west along Warner Street, meeting the other direction of the B6214 at a T-junction immediately to the south of the junction with the B6232.
An amended OpenStreetMap trace for this route awaits uploading to the SABRE Wiki.