|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||17.3 miles (27.8 km)|
|Meets:||A699, B6350, A698, B6436, B6396, B6401, B6351, A697|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6352 is a rural B-road across the English-Scottish border.
The road starts near the centre of Kelso at a triangular junction immediately to the south of the A699 bridge over the River Tweed. The southwest-bound A699 TOTSOs right here and the B6352 runs anticlockwise around Brigend Park, following the original line of the A698 as far as a mini-roundabout junction with Jedburgh Road. This was the original starting point of our route.
We continue straight ahead (southeastward) along Station Road to meet a junction with the B6350 (left) and then almost immediately cross the A698 bypass (built on the route of the old railway line) at a roundabout. Our road now enters open country, continuimg southeastward across reasonably flat land and meeting the B6436 and B6396 before the terrain becomes more undulating and the road sinks, running between high hedges on either side.
After a couple of miles with limited visibility the fields come back into view. The road then goes round the north of Yetholm Law (a hill) before reaching Town Yetholm, twin village of the more famous Kirk Yetholm, which marks the northern end of the Pennine Way. We reach a T-junction at the northern end of the village High Street: the road to the right here is the B6401; we turn left to leave the village northeastward and head down the valley of Bowmont Water. After something over a mile and a half the road enters England, which at this point lies north of the border.
Continuing down the valley for a little under a mile and a half we come to crossroads at Mindrum Mill and the B6352 TOTSOs right. The road coming in from the left here is the B6396, which we last met seven miles further west. It has taken a slightly shorter, more northerly, route and is indeed the signposted through route. Road and valley then head eastwards until the B6351 turns off to the right. That road continues along the valley whilst the B6352 bends to the left and follows a tributary upstream onto the moors. A summit is met at West Flodden, after which the road descends into the valley of the River Till. Our route ends at a T-junction on the A697, on the near side of the river.