|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Southampton Common (SU418151)|
|To:||Bitterne, Southampton (SU441133)|
|Distance:||2.1 miles (3.4 km)|
|Meets:||A33, A335, A3024|
|Route outline (key)|
The A3035 links the northern and western suburbs of Southampton (via the A33, A35, A335, Portswood Road and Church Lane) with the eastern suburbs (via the A3024, Cobden Avenue and Athlestan Road). The road number is unsigned. At the A335 it is signed Portswood, University to the west and Bitterne to the east.
We start on The Avenue (A33) just south of Burgess Road (A35) and head South East across Southampton Common to Highfield. We go downhill to the church, where Church Lane leads back up the hill to the University. We continue towards Portswood, where we meet Portswood Road at The Mitre and head down St Denys Road to the A335. From the A335, we cross the railway line, head down through St Denys and then cross the Itchen at Cobden Bridge.
Immediately after crossing the river, at Bitterne Triangle, we fork right onto Cobden Avenue and head uphill for a bit before turning right onto Bullar Road. At the end of Bullar Road, while traffic can turn off the A3024 Road onto the A3035, the opposite manoeuvres are banned - only the route straight on to Athelstan Road and Woolston is allowed. Access to the A3024 (and Bitterne and Northam), comes via a short one-way road that takes us to another junction one block further east.