|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Christon Bank (NU214231)|
|Distance:||6.8 miles (10.9 km)|
|Meets:||B6346, B6341, A1, B1340|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6347 is a cross-country B-road in north Northumberland.
The route starts on the B6346 to the north of the hamlet of Shipley and heads north, soon becoming narrow. It runs parallel to the Shipley Burn, which it eventually crosses, after which it turns northeastward to reach South Charlton. From here it runs in a more easterly direction towards the A1, but less than 150 metres before reaching what had formerly been a staggered intersection of the Great North Road the B6347 curves round to the right and we are led some 400 metres southward to reach a junction with the B6341 at the point where the northbound course of that road TOTSOs right to end, almost immediately, on the A1.
We for our part turn left here – to follow that last, very brief stretch of the B6341 – then left again to follow the A1 northward for a little over 450 metres before we turn right and the B6347 resumes ite eastward and then northeastward course. The terrain of this part of the county is flat and low-lying and some 3 km after leaving the A1 behind us we cross the Kittycarter Burn by means of Shellrigg Bridge and the B6347 TOTSOs sharply right by West Falloden farm.
A 2.5-km stretch of somewhat serpentine road (on, however, an overall east-by-north heading) then brings us to the village of Christon Bank where a level crossing carries us over the East Coast Main Line, shortly after which our journey ends where the B6347 runs into the B1340, which, in the southbound direction, TOTSOs left here.