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|Length:||6.6 miles (10.6 km)|
|Now part of:||A1068, B1330, B6345|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1337 is a largely rural B-road to the northeast of Morpeth. It has been shortened considerably from its original route.
The B1337 still starts at its original southernmost point, on the A197 between Morpeth and Pegswood. It heads northeast, going round the golf course at Longhirst and then going through the village of Ulgham (pronounced Uffam) and then entering Widdrington Station. Unlike many places in the region with the suffix "Station", the railway station here is still in use albeit only seeing a few trains every day. The road crosses the East Coast Main Line at a level crossing by the station before continuing to a roundabout where it ends on the A1068.
This has been the northern end of the B1337 since the 1960s when it was moved south from the centre of Widdrington village (the old route of the A1068 is now untraceable). However, in 1922 the B1337 continued north for about another 15 more miles.
Leaving Widdrington behind, the B1337 passed through Togston before reaching Amble. It crossed the River Coquet in Warkworth and the River Alne in Lesbury before heading west to end on the A1 in Alnwick. In the 1920s this road was upgraded to Class I status as part of the mighty A1068. More recently, the A1068 has been rerouted to bypass Togston; the ex-B1337 there has now become B1330 and B6345.