|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||19.6 miles (31.5 km)|
|Meets:||B6318, A68, A696|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6320 is a cross-country B-road in central Northumberland.
The road starts at a roundabout on the B6318 on the northern side of the Chollerford Bridge over the River North Tyne, which we now follow upstream. Originally the road went through Humshaugh but the village was bypassed in the 1940s. The B6320 continues northwestwards and soon becomes far more winding.
After skirting Fairshaw Park the road descends to meet the river once again and they run parallel into the village of Wark. The road zigzags along a short section of Main Street before entering open country once again by the church. The road remains in the valley bottom until it crosses the Houxty Burn, after which it climbs steeply out of the valley. It goes over the hill, round the edge of Ealingham Rigg, to avoid the more winding course of the river but eventually the road descends once again to cross a narrow bridge over the river and enter Bellingham. The road bears right on meeting a road signposted to Kielder Water and the Scottish village of Newcastleton before heading east through the centre of Bellingham. It goes along the High Street (an unusual street name for a place in Northumberland) before climbing out of town and the valley, passing a golf course at it goes. The road soon enters the Northumberland National Park.
The road continues north across the moorland. It crosses the obvious line of the Pennine Way and even passes the occasional building. Soon, however, the road begins to descend. It crosses the A68 in the middle of nowhere before passing a sign warning of flooding. It soon crosses a narrow arched bridge over the River Rede and enters Otterburn. The road ends here at a T-junction on the A696.