|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||2 miles (3.2 km)|
|Meets:||B5044, B5367, A34, B5369, B5370|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5368 is a relatively short B-road running past the western urban villages within the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme. The number came to the area in the late 1920s, when a previously unclassified road was given Class II status.
The road starts on the edge of Silverdale and Knutton on the B5044. Strangely, the road south of here, leading to the A525, is unclassified. The B5368, named Church Lane, climbs steeply, over the route of the former railway line from Newcastle to Market Drayton before levelling off to meet the B5367 at a staggered junction (with mini-roundabouts) next to Knutton Parish Church.
At the far side of the junction, the B5368, now called Lower Milehouse Lane, drops down into two small valleys in turn before climbing again, to reach the A34 at the Milehouse Roundabout, being a mile from Newcastle. The road emphasises its new height by being called Milehouse Lane for the next section. It passes Wolstanton High School and its large playing field and then climbs to reach Wolstanton Marsh - an open green area - where it crosses the B5369 at a staggered junction. The next section looks back to its beginning, being called Silverdale Road. This narrow, weight-limited section of the B5368 soon meets the B5370 (former A527) in the centre of Wolstanton.