|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||8.3 miles (13.4 km)|
|Meets:||A686, B6295, B6304, B6531, B6306, A695, A6079|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6305 is a cross-country B-road in south Northumberland.
The road starts on the A686 to the west of the settlement of Langley and heads east, passing to the south of Langley Dam (a reservoir) before being crossed by the B6295. It then climbs up onto Stublick Moor, where it meets the B6304 at a T-junction and has to TOTSO left.
The B6305 continues east across the moors, now starting to descend. Presently the road bends to the left and descends more steeply to cross a stream, before reaching Low Gate, where it starts heading eastwards once more. From here the road descends once again into the valley of the South Tyne.
The road soon reaches the edge of Hexham. It heads east along the largely residential Allendale Road to reach a set of traffic lights. Originally the B6305 ended here on the A69. That road now bypasses Hexham and so the B6305 now turns right to take on some of the pre-bypass route (the road to the left, to the west end of the bypass, is now the B6531).
The B6305 heads east through the town centre. It passes a park and the town's war memorial before descending Battle Hill. The B6306 heads off to the right at an easy-to-miss turn before the road runs along the wonderfully named Priestpopple to reach a mini-roundabout. Three roads ends here, the B6305 being one of them. To the left is the A6079; ahead is the A695, which continues along the pre-bypass A69.