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Northumberland
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Primary Destinations
Alnwick • Ashington • Berwick upon Tweed • Corbridge • Hexham • Morpeth • Newcastle upon Tyne • Tyne Tunnel • Tynemouth
Current Highway Authorities
Newcastle City Council • North Tyneside Council • Northumberland County Council
Borders
Berwickshire • Cumberland • Durham • Roxburghshire
Highways England Roads
A1 • A19 • A69 • A696
This article is about the county.
For the highway authority, see Northumberland Council
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Northumberland is a traditional county in North East England and the northernmost county in England. The county council was based in Newcastle upon Tyne until being moved to Morpeth in 1981, although Alnwick also claims county town status.

Geography & Economy

The county is varied, with flat land on the eastern, North Sea coast and higher ground in the west. Although the Pennines peter out in the south of the county the Cheviot Hills continue the upland area further north. The southeast part of the county is urban but the majority of the county is rural, including the wilderness of the Northumberland National Park and Kielder Forest. There are a few islands off the northeast coast with Lindisfarne, the most famous, accessible by road at low tide. Northumberland is known for coal, which is still mined albeit in much lower quantities than when the "coals to Newcastle" phrase came into being. Forestry is also an important industry. However, much heavy industry is now gone and tourism is an important part of the economy.

Roads

Unclassified road in Kielder Forest

The urban southeast of Northumberland has a good road network but this does not extend throughout the rest of the county, due to inhospitable terrain and lack of population. Most roads radiate out of the urban area, with the A68 the main exception. Only four Class I roads cross the long border with Scotland: the A1, A68, A697 and A6105, with the last-named being non-primary. Highways England maintain two major routes in the county, the north-south A1 and east-west A69, as well as the A19 north of the Tyne Tunnel and the A696 as far as Newcastle Airport. Most non-trunk roads are maintained by Northumberland County Council, with the urban southeast maintained by the Metropolitan Boroughs of Newcastle upon Tyne and North Tyneside.

Route From To Length
A1 London Edinburgh 396 miles View
A1(M) South Mimms Washington 122 miles View
A1(M) Town Moor,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Tyne Bridge,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1.1 miles View
A1 Birtley Morpeth 25.3 miles View
A1 Morpeth Dunbar 75.5 miles View
A1 Washington Seaton Burn 18.3 miles View
A1056 North Brunton Killingworth (E) 3.6 miles View
A1057 Mosley Street St Thomas' church, Haymarket 0.5 miles View
A1058 Newcastle upon Tyne Tynemouth 7.4 miles View
A1058(M) Newcastle upon Tyne Jesmond 0.4 miles View
A1059 Gosforth Longbenton 1.7 miles View
A1060 West Moor Longbenton 1.3 miles View
A1061 Cramlington Eastern Bypass Blyth 2.9 miles View
A1062 Bebside Bedlington 1.2 miles View
A1063 Morpeth Guide Post 2.9 miles View
A1068 Seaton Burn Alnwick 29.8 miles View
A1078 Guide Post Ashington 2.0 miles View
A108 Seaham Seaton Burn 21 miles View
A1108 Chirton Billy Mill 0.6 miles View
A1147 Bedlington Station Stakeford 2.0 miles View
A1148 West Monkseaton Whitley Bay 1.5 miles View
A1149 Howdon Road Spence Terrace 0.3 miles View
A1167 Highfields Scremerston 4.0 miles View
A1171 Cramlington northern bypass Annitsford 3.1 miles View
A1172 Fisher Lane Westmorland Way 0.9 miles View
A167 Topcliffe Kenton Bar 65.6 miles View
A167(M) Town Moor Tyne Bridge 1.1 miles View
A186 Denton Burn Earsdon 14.0 miles View
A187 Heaton North Shields 6.6 miles View
A188 Byker Forest Hall 3.2 miles View
A189 Gateshead Ashington 20.7 miles View
A19 Doncaster Seaton Burn 124 miles View
A190 Dudley Seaton Sluice 4.5 miles View
A191 Scotswood Bridge Whitley Bay 13.6 miles View
A192 North Shields Fair Moor, Morpeth 18.1 miles View
A193 Newcastle-upon-Tyne Bedlington 21.4 miles View
A194 Seaton Burn Blyth 8.9 miles View
A195 Morpeth Plessey Checks 5.0 miles View
A196 Morpeth Ashington 6.0 miles View
A197 Fair Moor, Morpeth Newbiggin by the Sea 10.6 miles View
A6078 Crook Hill Haydon Bridge 0.3 miles View
A6079 Hexham Colwell 8.4 miles View
A6080 Corbridge Station Dilston 0.8 miles View
A6082 Gateshead Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1.3 miles View
A6085 Scotswood Bridge Throckley By Pass 3.7 miles View
A6086 Monument Newcastle Central Station 0.3 miles View
A6087 Belsay Morpeth 8.1 miles View
A6105 Earlston Berwick-upon-Tweed 33.0 miles View
A6111 Wooler Scremerston 12.7 miles View
A6115 West Denton roundabout White Mare Pool roundabout 8.0 miles View
A6125 Gateshead Seaton Burn 10.2 miles View
A6126 Gateshead Newcastle upon Tyne 0.8 miles View
A6127 Chester-le-Street Blakelaw, Newcastle upon Tyne 12.6 miles View
A6127(M) Town Moor,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Tyne Bridge,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1.1 miles View
A68 Dalkeith Darlington 128 miles View
A686 Penrith Haydon Bridge 36.2 miles View
A689 Newby, Carlisle Hartlepool 93.6 miles View
A69 Carlisle Denton Burn 54.2 miles View
A695 Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hexham 21.7 miles View
A695(M) Newcastle-upon-Tyne Byker 1.5 miles View
A696 Elishaw Newcastle-upon-Tyne 29.7 miles View
A696(M) Town Moor Nuns Moor 2 miles View
A697 Morpeth Oxton 67.7 miles View
A698 Hawick Tweedmouth 43.8 miles View
B1304 Chirton Green Preston Road 1.0 mile View
B1304 Sandhill City Road 0.3 miles View
B1305 Scotswood Road Stamfordham Road 2.2 miles View
B1305 Milk Market City Road 0.5 miles View
B1306 Grainger Street New Bridge Street 0.3 miles View
B1307 Askew Road Jesmond Road 2.5 miles View
B1308 City Road New Bridge Street 0.2 miles View
B1309 St Mary's Place New Bridge Street roundabout 0.3 miles View
B1309 West Jesmond Newcastle upon Tyne 1.9 miles View
B1310 Great North Road Osborne Road 0.3 miles View
B1311 Denton Burn Shields Rd 5.0 miles View
B1312 Byker Bank Millers Road 0.7 miles View
B1312 Shields Road River Tyne 0.9 miles View
B1313 Shields Road Waverdale Avenue 1.6 miles View
B1314 Walker Road Welbeck Road 0.5 miles View
B1315 Wallsend Howdon 1.0 mile View
B1316 New York Billy Mill 0.8 miles View
B1317 Longbenton Backworth 2.9 miles View
B1318 Newcastle-upon-Tyne Seaton Burn 6.5 miles View
B1318 Benton Square Wideopen 4.2 miles View
B1319 Killingworth (North) Dudley 2.2 miles View
B1320 Wide Open Killingworth 1.1 miles View
B1321 Seaton Burn Dudley 2.1 miles View
B1322 Shiremoor Seghill 3.3 miles View
B1323 Whitley Bay Monkseaton 1.4 miles View
B1324 Monkseaton Whitley Sands 0.5 miles View
B1325 Earsdon Hartley 2.5 miles View
B1326 Cramlington Seaton Delaval 3.1 miles View
B1327 Rotary Way Bridge Street 0.7 miles View
B1328 Renwick Road Quay Road 0.5 miles View
B1329 South Beach Blyth 2.3 miles View
B1330 Red Row Togston 1.9 miles View
B1330 Bebside Stakeford 3.1 miles View
B1331 Nedderton Bedlington Station 3.6 miles View
B1332 Nedderton Bedlington 2.0 miles View
B1333 Guide Post Ashington 1.6 miles View
B1334 Hirst Newbiggin by the Sea 2.6 miles View
B1335 Hirst Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 3.1 miles View
B1336 Ashington Widdrington 6.3 miles View
B1337 Clifton Widdrington 10.3 miles View
B1338 Hipsburn Alnmouth 0.7 miles View
B1339 Lesbury High Newton-by-the-Sea(W) 9.3 miles View
B1340 Alnwick Bamburgh 17.9 miles View
B1341 Bamburgh Adderstone 4.8 miles View
B1342 Bamburgh Belford 4.7 miles View
B143 Albion Road Prudhoe Street 0.4 miles View
B1505 Benton Square Bebside Hall 9.7 miles View
B1523 South Newsham Blyth 1.6 miles View
B1600 Forth Street Jesmond Dene Road 3.5 miles View
B6278 Barnard Castle Shotley Bridge 30.4 miles View
B6292 Brampton Alston 18.2 miles View
B6295 Langley Copthill 15.1 miles View
B630 Greenhead bypass Greenhead village 0.16 miles View
B6303 Catton(S) Allendale Town 1.3 miles View
B6304 Stublick Bog Branchend 1.18 miles View
B6305 Langley(W) Hexham 8.3 miles View
B6306 Hexham Edmundbyers 14.7 miles View
B6307 Linnels(E) Dilston 2.1 miles View
B6309 Belsay (NW) Leadgate 23.5 miles View
B6318 Heddon-on-the-Wall Langholm 61.4 miles View
B6319 Chollerford Haydon Bridge bypass (W) 7.1 miles View
B6320 Chollerford Otterburn 19.6 miles View
B6321 Halton Shields Dilston 5.0 miles View
B6322 Cross Bank Town Foot 0.9 miles View
B6322 Belsay Whittle Dene 8.9 miles View
B6323 Throckley Bypass Ponteland 3.5 miles View
B6324 Callerton Lane End Blakelaw 3.8 miles View
B6325 Scotswood Road West Road 1.2 miles View
B6326 West Road Stamfordham Road 0.9 miles View
B6327 West Road Scotswood Road 0.9 miles View
B6328 Westgate Road Denton Road 2.7 miles View
B6329 Elswick Road Scotswood Road 0.4 miles View
B6330 Scotswood Road Forth Banks 1.0 mile View
B6331 Westgate Road Scotswood Road 0.7 miles View
B6332 Westgate Road Redheugh Bridge Road 0.8 miles View
B6333 Forth Banks Neville Street 0.4 miles View
B6334 Forth Street Swing Bridge 0.5 miles View
B6335 Neville Street Newgate Street 0.3 miles View
B6336 Westgate Road Gallowgate 0.4 miles View
B6337 Barrack Road Westgate Road 0.5 miles View
B6338 Great North Road Grandstand Road 1.1 miles View
B6339 Fenham West Jesmond 1.4 miles View
B6340 Kenton Bar Gosforth 2.1 miles View
B6341 Otterburn South Charlton 30.1 miles View
B6342 Colwell Rothbury 23.4 miles View
B6343 Cambo Morpeth 11.5 miles View
B6344 Rothbury Weldon 5.6 miles View
B6345 Longframlington Amble 11.7 miles View
B6346 Wooperton Alnwick 11.8 miles View
B6347 Shipley Christon Bank 6.8 miles View
B6348 Wooler Bellshill 9.8 miles View
B6349 Fowberry Belford 7.1 miles View
B6350 Maxwellheugh Cornhill on Tweed 9.5 miles View
B6350 Wooler Scremerston 12.7 miles View
B6351 Kilham Akeld 5.8 miles View
B6352 Kelso Flodden 17.3 miles View
B6353 Crookham Fenwick 10.8 miles View
B6354 Flodden Berwick-upon-Tweed 11.8 miles View
B6356 Kelso Berwick-upon-Tweed 22.5 miles View
B6395 Mickley Prudhoe Bypass 2.4 miles View
B6396 Kelso Mindrum 7.3 miles View
B6431 Quayside City Road 0.47 km View
B6435 Rotary Way, Tweedmouth Etal Road, Tweedmouth 0.52 miles View
B6440 Grainger Street New Bridge Steet 0.3 miles View
B6461 Kelso New Water Haugh 21.8 miles View
B6470 Swinton Norham(E) 5.2 miles View
B6523 Old Felton West Moor 2.7 miles View
B6524 Belsay Morpeth 8.1 miles View
B6525 Wooler Scremerston 12.7 miles View
B6528 Horsley West Denton 6.4 miles View
B6529 Corbridge By Pass Corbridge Station 1.4 miles View
B6530 Corbridge Styford Roundabout 2.3 miles View
B6531 Westwood Hexham 1.6 miles View
B6534 Ponteland Road Two Ball Lonnen 0.9 miles View
B6545 Darras Hall Newcastle Airport 0.8 miles View
B6918 Kenton Bar Newcastle Airport 2.8 miles View
C348 Western Way Western Way 1.5 miles View
Central Motorway East Bypass Central Gateshead Town Moor, Newcastle View
Central Motorway West New Redheugh Bridge Town Moor View
Dere Street York Newstead View
E110 Newcastle Stranraer 166 miles View
E15 Inverness Dover 640 miles View
E18 Craigavon Newcastle 248 miles View
E31 London Glasgow 446 miles View
East-West Underground Motorway St James' Park Manors View
Friars Goose Crossing Byker Follinsby View
1 Dover Norwick View
Northumberland Coastal Route Annitsford Belford View
T1 London Scrabster View
T25 Carlisle Sunderland View
T86 Newcastle Edinburgh View 

Key

Motorway
Primary Route
Non Primary Route
Former Motorway
Defunct Route
E Road
Future Motorway
Future Primary
Future Non Primary
Historical Route
Tourist Route
Roman Road
Unbuilt Motorway
Unbuilt Primary
Unbuilt Non Primary
National Cycle Network
Cycle Route
Eurovelo Cycle Route



Northumberland
JunctionsDenton Burn Interchange • Fawdon Interchange • Kenton Bar • North Brunton Interchange • Scotswood Interchange • Seaton Burn • Westerhope Interchange
CrossingsFriars Goose Crossing
RoadsA1 • A1(M) • A1(M)/Newcastle Central Motorway East • A1/Birtley - Morpeth • A1/Morpeth - Dunbar • A1/via Tyne Tunnel • A1056 (Northumberland) • A1057 (Newcastle upon Tyne) • A1058 • A1058(M) • A1059 (Newcastle upon Tyne) • A1060 (Newcastle upon Tyne) • A1061 • A1062 (Northumberland) • A1063 (Northumberland) • A1068 • A1078 (Northumberland) • A108 (Seaham - Seaton Burn) • A1108 • A1147 • A1148 • A1149 • A1167 • A1171 • A1172 • A167 • A167(M) • A186 • A187 • A188 • A189 • A19 • A190 • A191 • A192 • A193 • A194 (Cramlington - Shankhouse) • A195 (Morpeth - Shankhouse) • A196 • A197 • A6078 (Northumberland) • A6079 • A6080 • A6082 • A6085 • A6086 (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) • A6087 • A6105 • A6111 • A6115 (Tyneside) • A6125 • A6126 • A6127 • A6127(M) • A68 • A686 • A689 • A69 • A695 • A695(M) • A696 • A696(M) • A697 • A698 • B1304 • B1304 (Newcastle) • B1305 • B1305 (Quayside, Newcastle) • B1306 (Newcastle) • B1307 • B1308 (Newcastle) • B1309 • B1309 (Jesmond) • B1310 • B1311 • B1312 • B1312 (Byker) • B1313 • B1314 • B1315 • B1316 • B1317 • B1318 • B1318 (Benton) • B1319 • B1320 (Northumberland) • B1321 • B1322 • B1323 • B1324 • B1325 • B1326 • B1327 • B1328 • B1329 • B1330 • B1330 (Stakeford) • B1331 • B1332 (Northumberland) • B1333 (Northumberland) • B1334 • B1335 (Northumberland) • B1336 (Northumberland) • B1337 • B1338 • B1339 • B1340 • B1341 • B1342 • B143 • B1505 • B1523 • B1600 • B6278 • B6292 (Brampton - Alston) • B6295 • B630 • B6303 • B6304 • B6305 • B6306 • B6307 • B6309 • B6318 • B6319 • B6320 • B6321 • B6322 (Haltwhistle) • B6322 (Northumberland) • B6323 • B6324 • B6325 (Newcastle) • B6326 (Newcastle) • B6327 • B6328 • B6329 • B6330 • B6331 • B6332 • B6333 • B6334 • B6335 • B6336 • B6337 • B6338 • B6339 • B6340 (Gosforth) • B6341 • B6342 • B6343 • B6344 • B6345 • B6346 • B6347 • B6348 • B6349 • B6350 • B6350 (Northumberland) • B6351 • B6352 • B6353 • B6354 • B6356 (Kelso - Berwick) • B6395 • B6396 • B6431 (Newcastle upon Tyne) • B6435 • B6440 • B6461 (Kelso - Berwick) • B6470 • B6523 • B6524 • B6525 • B6528 • B6529 • B6530 • B6531 • B6534 • B6545 • B6918 • C348 (Northumberland) • Central Motorway East Bypass • Central Motorway West • Dere Street • E110 (Old System) • E15 • E18 • E31 (via Newcastle) • East-West Underground Motorway • Friars Goose Crossing • NCN1 • Northumberland Coastal Route • T1 (Britain) • T25 (Britain) • T86 (Britain)
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