|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||11.5 miles (18.5 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6343 is a medium-length B-road in central Northumberland.
The road starts on the B6342 in the village of Cambo, to the north of the Wallington Estate, and heads east, passing fields straight away and quickly reaching open country. Less than a mile further on the road goes through the unusually named village of Scots' Gap, after which it continues straight, skirting the edge of a ridge. There is a short detour to the south but the road does not really change direction until further on; it zigzags into the village of Hartburn, where it crosses the Hart Burn.
The road then regains its straight, easterly course. It passes to the north of Meldon Park before zigzagging across a minor road. It now becomes far more winding, although it still heads east. A couple of miles later the road reaches Mitford, where it crosses the River Font and reaches the River Wansbeck. It now follows this river downstream for virtually the rest of its route.
Soon after leaving Mitford the road goes under the A1 Morpeth bypass. It then crosses the Wansbeck twice (the second bridge is narrow) to enter Morpeth. The river is finally left behind and the road climbs to end soon afterwards at a T-junction on the A192 (pre-bypass A1) to the north of the town centre.