|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||10.6 miles (17.1 km)|
|Meets:||A68, B6367, B6371, B6355, B6471, A6137, B6368, A1, A199|
|Route outline (key)|
The A6093 runs for over 10 miles between the A68 just south of Fordel in Midlothian (four miles from Dalkeith) and Haddington, the county town of East Lothian. It is almost totally rural, the only built-up areas being Haddington and the village of Pencaitland five miles from Fordel, and the road is NSL apart from 30 mph limits in these areas. The general line is WSW/ENE.
The A6093 begins on the A68 just to the south of the start of the Dalkeith bypass. About two miles eastwards the B6367 leaves on the right to double back to Pathhead further south on the A68, the junction coinciding with the transition to East Lothian. This is followed shortly by the B6371 leaving on the right towards Humbie, this road multiplexing with ours for a mile before leaving on the left for the large village of Ormiston to the north.
In a mile or so a large malt mill is seen to the right, this being followed by the straggle of Wester Pencaitland. After a light-controlled narrow bridge over the fledgling River Tyne the rather larger Easter Pencaitland is reached, with attractive buildings and the large grounds of the historic Winton House to the north.
At the eastern end of the village the B6355 between Tranent and Gifford is crossed, then the road is almost straight and level to Haddington, where it bends gently through the outskirts before reaching a light-controlled crossroads in the centre. The A6093 used to end here, with the A1 going east and west and the A6137 to Aberlady continuing to the north. With the A1 having long since been rerouted to bypass the town, the road to the left is now the B6471, leading to the western end of the bypass, and that to the right is our A6093, making a TOTSO here to run east along the High Street. At the end there is a sharp left-hand bend where the B6368 goes right for Humbie, then – after a short straight – a sharp right-hand bend leads to the road's end where the A199 (ex-A1) first Haddington bypass has meets the A1 at a GSJ on the northeastern edge of the town.