|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Throckley Bypass (NZ156676)|
|Distance:||3.5 miles (5.6 km)|
|Meets:||A6085, A69, B6324, B6545, A696|
|Old route now:||A6085|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6323 is a largely rural B-road in southeast Northumberland.
Originally the road started on the A69 (now B6528) in the centre of Throckley. With the construction of the A69 bypass the B6323 was cut back to it and the A6085 extended over our road's original southern section so that it still ended on the A69.
The B6323 therefore now starts at a dumbbell interchange on the A69 Throckley bypass and heads north across the undulating terrain of this part of the county. After climbing through the fields it reaches a T-junction and TOTSOs right, with the road to the left being unclassified. Soon afterwards it TOTSOs left; this time the road ahead is classified, the B6324.
The road continues north, eventually reaching High Callerton. Theoretically this marks the end of the rural section as we now begin to skirt the Ponteland suburb of Darras Hall. However, the road is still lined with fields on both sides and retains NSL for another half-mile before reaching a roundabout and the B6545, a new road providing a link to the airport that does not require a trip through Ponteland.
After the next mini-roundabout the B6323 is now certainly urban. It heads north along Callerton Lane before ending in the centre of town at traffic lights on the A696.