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From:  Longniddry (NT441759)
To:  New Town (NT446696)
Distance:  4.6 miles (7.4 km)
Meets:  A198, A1, A199, B6355
Former Number(s):  B1408
Highway Authorities

East Lothian

Traditional Counties

East Lothian

Route outline (key)
B6363 Longniddry - New Town
This article is about the current B6363 in East Lothian.
For the original B6363 in southwest Berwickshire, see B6363 (Berwickshire)

The B6363 is a reasonably short route heading south from Longniddry in East Lothian.

New Town, East Lothian

The route starts on the A198 Main Street on the edge of Longniddry and heads south, immediately going under a low bridge under the East Coast Main Line. It then climbs gently past a large new housing estate on the left before continuing south across fields. This road, known as The Coal Road, is heading away from the coast on a more-or-less straight alignment, and as it gets higher up there are some good views north across the Firth of Forth to Fife. About halfway up the hill there is an unexpected zigzag, before the route straightens up again. As the gradient eases, a former go-kart track, now undergoing redevelopment, is passed just before the route meets the A1 at the Grade separated Gladsmuir Junction. This is a standard dumbbell layout, with a third roundabout immediately afterwards, where the A199 (the original line of the A1) is crossed.

The road continues south, with a short, straight climb before a sharp right-hand bend turns it south west to reach the hamlet of Penston. Here it bends sharply back to the south east and continues across fields with the tops of the Lammermuir Hills visible in the distance. The next bend is at the routes summit, 121m, and is quickly followed by another as the route begins zigzagging along a line of trees as it starts to descend. It passes through the scattered settlement of New Town (signed on the road as Boggs Holdings), after which a final right-hand bend takes it to journey's end at a T-junction on the B6355 just north of Pencaitland.


The route was originally unclassified but the section north of the A1 became the B1408 in the 1920s. The B6363 came to the area between 1932 and 1936, but only as the section south of the A1. Although the maps available are all small scale, making it difficult to identify the exact route, it appears that the B6363 always met the B1408 end on at a crossroads on the A1. It was not until 1946 that this had been resolved, with the whole route united as the B6363.

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B6300 • B6301 • B6302 • B6303 • B6304 • B6305 • B6306 • B6307 • B6308 • B6309 • B6310 • B6311 • B6312 • B6313 • B6314 • B6315 • B6316 • B6317 • B6318 • B6319
B6320 • B6321 • B6322(W) • B6322(E) • B6323 • B6324 • B6325 • B6326 • B6327 • B6328 • B6329 • B6330 • B6331 • B6332 • B6333 • B6334 • B6335 • B6336 • B6337 • B6338 • B6339
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B6360 • B6361 • B6362 • B6363 • B6364 • B6365 • B6366 • B6367 • B6368 • B6369 • B6370 • B6371 • B6372 • B6373 • B6374(N) • B6374(S) • B6375 • B6376 • B6377 • B6378 • B6379
B6380 • B6381 • B6382 • B6383 • B6384 • B6385 • B6386 • B6387 • B6388 • B6389 • B6390 • B6391 • B6392 • B6393 • B6394 • B6395 • B6396 • B6397 • B6398 • B6399
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