|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Barugh Green (SE310080)|
|Distance:||11.5 miles (18.5 km)|
|Meets:||A635, A637, B6131, A61, B6132, B6273, A638, B6421|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6428 is a semi-urban road in south Yorkshire. It was originally unclassified but is shown on the 1929-30 revision of the relevant OS Ministry of Transport Road Map.
The road starts at traffic lights on the A635 in the Barugh Green area of Barnsley and heads north then northeast into Barugh. The A637 is met at a mini-roundabout then there's a short multiplex to the left. The B6428 regains its number by turning right; signs warn of a low bridge ahead.
We go under the low bridge (carrying the Barnsley to Wakefield railway line) then go over the River Dearne at a bridge that has been narrowed artificially. A short distance further on the road enters Staincross, crossing the B6131 at a staggered crossroads before running through the suburbs to reach the A61; the crossroads here has a longer stagger.
Back in open country again the B6428 continues northeastwards into Royston, where it runs along the High Street to cross the B6132 at traffic lights; the road only seems to be lined with shops in the vicinity of this junction. On the eastern side of town we cross the disused Barnsley Canal (this is easy to miss as the bridge has been removed) then go under two adjacent bridges carrying freight railway line to enter open country. The next village is Ryhill, which merges into Havercroft. There's another warning of a low bridge, which carries the London to Leeds railway line and which we go under a couple of miles further on, on the near side of Fitzwilliam.
We only skirt the edge of town, although there is time to cross the B6273 at traffic lights, after which we go over the fields to meet the A638 at a roundabout. A couple of miles further on the road ends at a T-junction on the B6421 just to the south of Featherstone.