|Distance:||15.1 miles (24.3 km)|
|Meets:||A686, B6305, B6304, B6303, A689|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6295 is a cross-country road in the North Pennines.
The route starts on the A686 on the edge of Langley and heads south, passing the settlement. After a little over 200 m it cuts through a wooded embankment which once carried the Hexham and Allendale branch railway line; the bridge which formerly spanned the road here has long since gone.
The road passes a reservoir called Langley Dam before crossing the B6305 at a staggered crossroads. The B6304 is met a short distance further on, after which the road continues south across the undulating land of this part of Northumberland before descending into the valley of the River Allen.
After going through the village of Catton the B6295 TOTSOs right at a fork in the road. The left-hand way is the B6303 which follows a straighter and flatter route to Allendale Town and is indeed the signposted route for through traffic. Our route crosses a narrow bridge over the river and then TOTSOs again, this time leftward, at Thornley Gate (a five-way junction where the NW-SE route has priority) before zigzagging to cross the river again on the edge of Allendale Town. The road goes through the Market Place to reach a T-junction at the other end of the B6303.
The B6295 turns right and continues its southward journey. It follows the valley of the River Allen upstream, contouring halfway up the valley side, which means that occasional diversions are needed to remain more-or-less flat. It goes through a couple of scattered settlements and eventually reaches Allenheads. The road continues along what is now the valley of a small stream to reach open moorland and the summit at the county boundary.
The descent into Weardale on the Durham side is not as long – although the southern end of the road is at a higher altitude than the northern end. The road zigzags across Burtree Fell, descending as it goes, before ending on the A689 (former B6293) at a junction where the B6295 to A689 route has priority.