|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||6.7 miles (10.8 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The road starts by showing its history, at a TOTSO on the A3020 at Blackwater. The road heads eastwards, half way up a hill, before bearing sharply left to detour north to the village of Arreton. The road skirts the old village centre but then remains built-up for some distance further.
The road becomes more rural after crossing the River Yar, although there is a zoo and garden centre hiding behind the hedge on the left. The road bears to the left to pass through Apse Heath before reaching the Sandown/Shanklin urban area. It heads east along Newport Road through the suburb of Lake to end on the A3055 island ring road at traffic lights.