|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Newton Aycliffe (NZ288254)|
|To:||Aycliffe Industrial Estate (NZ285236)|
|Distance:||1.9 miles (3.1 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B6443 is a loop off the A167 to serve Newton Aycliffe. The road was built along with the first phase of the New Town around 1960, having its number from the beginning.
The road starts at traffic lights on the A167 opposite Aycliffe School and heads west along Central Avenue. This is a typical New Town distributor: a wide S2 passing between residential areas, although there are a number of side roads leading to the houses.
We cross a roundabout by a Catholic Church then pass Tesco to reach the town centre. The road runs between the magistrates court and the fire station (both of which front onto the B6443) before passing the back of a shopping centre. We then bear left at a mini-roundabout onto St Cuthbert's Way and become residential once more. It's not long before we go under a bridge carrying a former railway line, which marks the boundary of the housing estate. Now in an industrial estate the road bears round to the left to return to the A167 at another set of traffic lights.