|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||East Fortune(W) (NT541790)|
|Distance:||4 miles (6.4 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1343 is a short rural B-road in East Lothian. The road was originally unclassified, except for its eastern end which was on the original route of the B1347, but the B1343 number had been allocated here by 1932.
The road starts on the A6137 a mile or so north of the A1. The road heads east, with the Garleton Hills to the right and a descent to the Firth of Forth to the left. Ahead is Byres Hill with the Hopetoun Monument on top; the road must detour to the left to pass under the hills.
The road soon gives way to an unclassified road, which it crosses at a staggered crossroads, after which the hills on the right become less spectacular. We soon enter Athelstaneford. A sharp left-hand bend in the village centre marks the original eastern end of the B1343; the road ahead and left was the original line of the B1347. However, that road was given its present route in the 1980s and so the B1343 now heads north out of the village before bending to the east once more to end at a T-junction on the present route of the B1347.