A337

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A337
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Cadnam (SU294135)
To:  Christchurch (SZ183937)
Via:  Lymington
Distance:  21.7 miles (34.9 km)
Meets:  A31, A336, A35, B3055, B3054, B3058, B3059
Former Number(s):  A3068, A3069
Highway Authorities

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole • Hampshire

Traditional Counties

Hampshire

Route outline (key)
A337 Cadnam – Christchurch

The A337, an L-shaped road in Hampshire, is a nice drive through the New Forest.

Route

The road starts in Cadnam at a roundabout junction with the A31 and A336. Contrary to what might seem obvious, it does not start further north at the A36 in Ower: that road is currently signposted "Cadnam A31" southbound, and "Romsey (A3090)" northbound and is a limb of the A31.

Milestone at Battramsley

The first section runs southbound through the New Forest, with plenty of shade on a hot day. It multiplexes with the A35 around Lyndhurst on its one way system before continuing through the forest to Brockenhurst. Here it meets the B3055 from Beaulieu (home of the motor museum and cool vintage cars) and crosses the main Southampton to Bournemouth railway at a level crossing by the station.

The A337 leaves the New Forest just before Lymington where the B3054 branches off towards the Isle Of Wight ferry. At this point, it changes its southerly direction to head westwards instead towards New Milton. This half of the road is more suburban and less picturesque than the first half, though still a nice drive near to the South Coast with some good "pub grub" en route. It eventually meets up with the A35 again at a roundabout just outside Christchurch.

History

The A337 originally terminated in Lyndhurst, before being extended to Christchurch over the A3068 and A3069 in 1935.



A337
JunctionsSomerford Roundabout
PlacesBournemouth • Christchurch • Lyndhurst
Related Pictures
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A337 Lyndhurst.jpgA337 snow.jpgA rare quiet moment on the A337Battramsley, milestone - Geograph - 1705078.jpgThe End of Old Lymington road, Hooper's... (C) Mike Smith - Geograph - 2797502.jpg
Other nearby roads
LyndhurstA3069 • A35 • B3056 • B3056 (Lyndhurst - Lymington) • B3057 (Lyndhurst) • B3396 (Lyndhurst) • NCN236
ChristchurchA3060 • A3068 • A338 • A35 • B3054 • B3059 • B3060 (Bournemouth) • B3073 • B3347 • NCN2
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