|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Scotswood Bridge (NZ196639)|
|To:||Throckley By Pass (NZ156675)|
|Distance:||3.7 miles (6 km)|
|Meets:||A191, A1, B6528, A69, B6323|
|Route outline (key)|
The A6085 runs along the north bank of the River Tyne before turning inland to Hadrian's Wall.
It starts at a roundabout by Scotswood Bridge, on the A191, from where there are north-facing sliproads to/from the A1. The road goes under the A1 and then through Lemington and Newburn. This section is shadowed by the Hadrian's Wall Path, although Hadrian's Wall is actually to the north.
In Newburn, the A6085 turns to the north and goes over a hill into Throckley, where Hadrian's Wall is now crossed (although nothing remains of it here). It used to end here on the old A69 (now B6528) but has been extended a short distance beyond, to end on the bypass.