B6368

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B6368
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Haddington (NT517738)
To:  Crookston (NT419522)
Distance:  17.3 miles (27.8 km)
Meets:  A6093, B6369, B6355, B6371, B6457, A68, A7
Former Number(s):  A6137
Highway Authorities

East Lothian • Midlothian • Scottish Borders

Traditional Counties

Berwickshire • East Lothian • Midlothian

Route outline (key)
B6368 Haddington - Soutra Farm
(A68) Soutra Farm
B6368 Soutra Farm - Crookston

Route

Between Bolton and Haddington

The B6368 is a cross-country B-road at the northern tip of the 6-zone.

The road starts on the A6093 one-way system in Haddington town centre and heads south along Sidegate, passing the church and crossing the River Tyne before it TOTSOs right on meeting the B6369. The road then follows the Tyne upstream (not very closely) for about a mile before bearing left and climbing up to the village of Bolton, which is on top of a hill. Soon afterwards it bends sharply left then right before continuing to climb along a more-or-less straight road to the B6355, which is crossed at a staggered crossroads.

The road goes through a wood and remains tree-lined on one side at least for a few miles further. It then crosses a small valley before following a straight road bordered by thick hedges. Another valley is crossed at Humbie, after which the road goes round three sides of the village war memorial at the same time as meeting the B6371. After leaving the village the road goes over a hill and then bends sharply to the left. It meets the B6457 before zigzagging to meet the A68 on the edge of the high ground.

There is a short multiplex east along the A68 before the B6368 regains its number by turning right. Now S1, the road climbs steeply into the hills before descending into a narrow valley. This is followed downstream for a mile or two before the road climbs out again (on the same side) and goes round a spur to end at a T-junction on the A7.

History

The A6137 ran south of Haddington along what is now the B6368

Originally the B6368 started on the B6369 to the south of Haddington and only ran as far as the A68. By 1932 it had been extended to the A7.

In 1935 the entire of the original section of road was upgraded to Class I status, becoming part of the A6137. It remained this number until at least the 1970s, when that road was truncated and so the northern section of B6368 got its original number back. At the same time the road immediately to the south of Haddington which was B6369 and then became A6137 gained its current number, B6368.



B6368
CrossingsWaterloo Bridge (East Lothian)
PlacesHaddington
Related Pictures
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The B6368 between Bolton and Haddington - Geograph - 1414263.jpgWaterloo Bridge - Geograph - 1774075.jpg
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B6380 • B6381 • B6382 • B6383 • B6384 • B6385 • B6386 • B6387 • B6388 • B6389 • B6390 • B6391 • B6392 • B6393 • B6394 • B6395 • B6396 • B6397 • B6398 • B6399
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