|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Dunbar Road (NT558849)|
|To:||Dirleton Avenue (NT546853)|
|Via:||North Berwick town centre|
|Distance:||1 miles (1.6 km)|
|Meets:||A198, B1347, A198|
|Route outline (key)|
The A198 avoids the centre of the East Lothian seaside town of North Berwick. This is traversed by the B1346 making a loop off the A198, with general heading, if travelling westward, firstly north west and then west.
On its way into North Berwick from the east, the A198 has a TOTSO to the left at the end of Dunbar Road. Continuing ahead on what is now East Road is the B1346. There is shortly a spectacular view to the right of the Firth of Forth with Fife on its far side, then the road loses height round some sweeping bends until it comes to a mini-roundabout at the south end of Quality Street, which we follow to the right. This leads to the harbour, but the B1346 has a TOTSO in a few yards to the left into High Street. This and the succeeding Westgate are the main shopping streets, but are narrow so are one-way westbound (these roads are the original 1922 route of the B1346). Eastbound traffic takes the parallel one-way roads to the north, successively Beach Road and Forth Street, the latter ending at a TOTSO further along Quality Street from the High Street junction.
Part way along High Street is the B1347 on the left for Haddington, but at this point there is no vehicular access, which would have to have been got via Kirk Ports, another road at the East Road/Quality Street roundabout (although many maps show that this road is now the B1346 as far as the A198). High Street and Westgate are about half a mile long in total, then comes the junction with Beach Road after which two-way traffic is resumed on the gentle climb of Station Hill. At the top are traffic lights, where the B1346 ends further round the A198 on its distinctly higher journey through the town.
Original Author(s): Ian198