|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||10.8 miles (17.4 km)|
|Meets:||A697, B6354, B6525, A1|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6353 is a cross-country B-road in north Northumberland.
The road starts on the A697 to the west of the village of Crookham and heads east; the speed limit immediately drops to 30 as the road goes through the village. The road soon reaches open country - and regains NSL a few fields further on - and heads southeastwards to reach a T-junction on the B6354. The B6353 TOTSOs left and is the dominant partner in a short multiplex alongside the River Till. Immediately after crossing the river there is another T-junction. The B6354 turns left whereas the B6353 TOTSOs right.
The road now skirts the grounds of Ford Castle, going through Ford itself, clearly an estate village. It then continues roughly eastwards, climbing across the fields before descending slowly to a T-junction on the B6525 (former B6350). There is then a short multiplex north before the B6353 turns right to regain its number. A few hundred yards further on it goes through the village of Lowick, the largest place en route.
The road runs along Main Street in Lowick and soon reenters open country. It then continues along a straight road across flat land towards the low hills in the distance. The road bends to pass to the north of these hills but does have to climb slightly itself. It then goes through West Kyloe and descends onto the coastal plain, with the sea and Holy Island clearly visible in the distance. It ends just over a mile inland, at a T-junction on the A1.