|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||10.7 miles (17.2 km)|
|Meets:||B1348, B1361, A198, A1, A199, B6355, A6093, B6368|
|Old route now:||A198|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6371 is a cross-country B-road in East Lothian.
The road starts on the B1348 coast road in Cockenzie (one of those Scottish names with a silent Z). The sea itself is not visible here - but Cockenzie Power Station certainly is. The road heads south out of town, skirting the power station complex and crossing the site of the Battle of Prestonpans before reaching a roundabout on the A198. Originally the two roads crossed here but the A198 has now been rerouted south along the original line of the B6371 to reach the A1 Tranent bypass (with the bit vacated now the B1361). There is therefore a short multiplex south along the A198 to reach the A1, after which the B6371 regains its number and continues ahead along Church Street into Tranent, where it meets the A199 (pre-bypass A1) at a mini-roundabout.
There is a short multiplex east along the A199 Tranent High Street before the B6371 regains its number at traffic lights, where it appears the A199 TOTSOs. Our road continues south. On the edge of town the mighty B6355 turns off to the left, after which the B6371 reaches open country. It heads across gently undulating terrain to reach Ormiston, where there is a sharp right-hand bend into Main Street. The road then divides to pass either side of the town cross before bending sharply to the left. It crosses a narrow bridge over the Tyne Water before reaching a T-junction on the A6093 a short distance further on.
Prior to 1935 the B6371 ended here. In that year it was extended south, so there is now a multiplex southwest along the A6093 before the B6371 regains its number by turning left. It heads southeastwards along a winding road, climbing gently into the hills. The road becomes straighter to pass Keith Marischal (a country house) before winding to cross a small valley. The road ends a few hundred yards further on at a triangular junction on the B6368 by Humbie war memorial.