|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||4 miles (6.4 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6465 is a short road in the Derbyshire Peak District. It was originally unclassified but gained its number in the mid-1930s.
The road originally started on the A6 to the southeast of Ashford-in-the-Water and headed northwest into town over the easternmost of the bridges that cross the River Wye around the village. After zigzagging over the original line of the A6020 (now bypassed) it left town along Hill Cross and Vicarage Lane. The majority of this section is now unclassified; the bridge is closed to traffic and the rest of the route is too narrow to have Class II status.
The current southern end of the B6465 is on the A6020 on the eastern side of Ashford. It heads west along Church Street (the original A6020) then TOTSOs right into Greaves Lane. The original narrow route out of town is now bypassed, with the road continuing along Greaves Lane into open country. After old and new routes rejoin we follow Ashford Lane across the fields.
Presently, although there is nothing on the road to mark it, we go over the top of Headstone Tunnel, formerly on the Midland Railway line from London to Manchester and now part of the Monsal Trail footpath. After passing a car park we reach the Monsal Head viewpoint, with the Wye Valley spread out to the left. It's not visible for long, however, as we continue north, climbing onto Longstone Moor.
After reaching a summit we descend into the village of Wardlow, which consists of little more than the buildings lining our road and fields are usually visible beyond. There's then a short stretch of open country which takes us into Wardlow Mires and journey's end at a T-junction on the A623.