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B6236

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B6236
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From:  Intack (SD705279)
To:  Holden Vale (SD786242)
Via:  Oswaldtwistle Moor
Distance:  6 miles (9.7 km)
Meets:  A679, B6130, B6234, B6231, A680
Former Number(s):  A677
Highway Authorities

Blackburn with Darwen • Lancashire

Traditional Counties

Lancashire

Route outline (key)
B6236 Knuzden Brook – Acre
This article is about the current B6236, the former A677 between Blackburn and Haslingden.
For the original B6236 in Accrington, see B6236 (Accrington)
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the B6236 Roundhill Road at the county boundary of Rossendale. The Rossendale sign has certainly seen better days and is in need of a facelift.
A typical bend on the B6236 over Oswaldtwistle Moor.

The B6236 is the former A677 east of Blackburn, downgraded in 1997 upon completion of the M65.

The road currently begins on the A679 at Bank Lane in east Blackburn and almost immediately reaches a Give Way sign where it crosses the B6130 – always historically the busier route and an unusual example of a B-road taking priority through a junction with an A-road. A brief section through a dip takes the road over Knuzden Brook before the B6234 springs off left towards Oswaldtwistle (locally pronounced "Ozzel-twiss-el"; do not call it "Oswald Twistle" unless you want to be earmarked as an out-of-towner). At this point, the road originally became subject to the National Speed Limit – redundant sign poles give the game away – but it is now 30 mph through the bends until a 40 mph speed limit commences and continues all the way to the formerly notorious Britannia Crossroads with the B6231. In 2008, this junction was finally upgraded to a roundabout after much local campaigning sparked by a collision between a hatchback and a school bus.

From here, the limit becomes 50 mph across the moors. This is a lovely sweeping road with some good overtaking straights but also a series of deceptively tight corners in places. On the right as the road rises and dips through t,he moorland above Oswaldtwistle, is a new wind farm completed in 2012. A particularly nasty junction with an unclassified road follows before the road descends into Rossendale. The limit reduces to 40 mph as the road enters Haslingden, with a further drop to 30 mph as it crosses the A56.

The journey ends at a strange half-gyratory junction with the A680, a road which arguably should also be the B6236 given its local nature.



B6236
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Roundhill Road - Geograph - 548632.jpgBend coming up on Haslingden Road - Geograph - 1895130.jpg
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