|Location Map ( geo)|
|Via:||Berwick upon Tweed|
|Distance:||4 miles (6.4 km)|
|Meets:||A1, A698, A6105, B6354, A1|
|Route outline (key)|
The A1167 is that part of the A1 through Berwick upon Tweed which was vacated when that road was rerouted onto its present bypass. The road is on a mainly north-south alignment and wholly urban apart from the last mile at the southern end.
Highfields - Scremerston
Heading southwards, the road starts at the roundabout at the northern end of the A1 bypass and shortly reaches another roundabout giving access to a supermarket. It then passes through the district of Highfields, in about a mile coming to a junction with the A6105 to the right, then immediately crossing the ECML just north of the railway station.
We now enter the shopping centre and in a few hundred yards pass through a narrow archway through the Elizabethan town wall and head towards the town hall, the building ahead with the spire. Then come two roundabouts, at the second of which, Marygate (the main shopping street) continues straight ahead down the hill while we turn right into Golden Square (just a street despite its name) and cross the river on the Royal Tweed Bridge, a concrete affair dating from 1928. Its stone predecessor was completed in 1641 and still stands to the south. Upstream to the right, the ECML crosses on the much higher Royal Border Bridge completed in 1850, now with the rather incongruous gantries carrying overhead electric wiring.
Over the bridge is Tweedmouth, still part of Berwick. Immediately there is a roundabout where the A698 for Coldstream goes straight ahead and the A1167 turns left. Tweedmouth is the industrial part of the town and docks are visible to the left. In about half a mile the B6354 for Etal leaves on the right, followed immediate by the railway on an overbridge, then a nondescript area of shopping sheds. There is a roundabout with a road to the left for the Spittal part of the town, squeezed between the railway and the North Sea, then shortly a large cemetery is passed on the right. The built-up area then gives way to open country and after a mile the A1167 ends at a roundabout on the A1 near the village of Scremerston, which is bypassed by both roads.
Original Author(s): Ian198