The B6296 is a medium-length B-road in central Durham.
The road starts at a triangular junction with the A689 in Wolsingham Market Place and heads north. After crossing the Waskerley Beck it starts climbing out of town and slowly curves round to the east; this is largely to help fight its way up the ever steeper contours past Redgate and on to the more gentle slopes of Wolsingham North Moor. Here we find a three-way fork, with the B6297 veering off to the right and a short unclassified lane on the left. The road is now wide and reasonably straight as it drops down to cross the Houselop Beck.
Beyond the beck, the road starts climbing once more, an unclassified road forking right to Inkerman on the A68, while our road climbs more steeply up to meet that road a little further north at High Stoop. Here, the crossroads has been reprofiled, forcing a right-left dogleg across the surprisingly quiet primary route. The original line of the B6296 to the south of the A68 is obvious.
After a couple of little bends, the road becomes much straighter as it drops steadily downhill to the small linear village of Satley. Beyond the village, the straights are shorter and the gradient a little steeper as we drop to cross the River Browney. Just beyond the bridge a five- (nearly six-) ways junction sees us veer off to the right a little around the side of Humber Hill and so down an ever steeper hill, Cadger Bank, into Lanchester. Here, the B6301 joins from the right just before we reach the A691 at a busy triangular junction in the town centre.