|Distance:||14.7 miles (23.7 km)|
|Meets:||A6108, B6272, A6136, B1263, A167|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6271 is a cross-country B-road in north Yorkshire.
The road starts on the A6108 on the eastern side of Richmond town centre and heads southeast. The street name of the A-road here is Frenchgate and a cross-channel atmosphere continues in the street name of the B6271 as it heads out of town: Maison Dieu.
On reaching open country the road follows the River Swale downstream, although the river itself is not met for over a mile. The road soon reaches Brompton-on-Swale and the B6272 before going under the A1 and through an industrial estate to reach traffic lights on the A6136 (pre-bypass A1).
The original line of the B6271 was further north than its current route: it headed to the north of Scorton before running south through the village. This section was severed with the construction of RAF Scorton during World War II and totally destroyed when the aerodrome was turned into a gravel quarry afterwards. The current line of the B6271 meets the B1263 to the south of Scorton and has to TOTSO right to continue its journey.
The road goes through Bolton-on-Swale (which isn't particularly close to the river) before heading eastwards once more. It skirts the grounds of Kiplin Hall before meeting the Swale again briefly just before going through Great Langton. After a short detour to the north the road continues through Yafforth before going over the East Coast Main Line and through an industrial estate to enter Northallerton. The road ends at a mini-roundabout at the northern end of the A167 High Street. Just to the right is a level crossing on the line to Middlesbrough.