|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||9.7 miles (15.6 km)|
|Meets:||A363, B3109, A36, B3110, A362, B3139|
|Route outline (key)|
The A366 starts in Trowbridge and then 'gives up' on the A362 just outside Radstock, being supplanted by the far longer and much more interesting B3139, which runs through a substantial stretch of mid-Somerset and is a great little road. Strangely, the A366 is still as it was when first classified in 1922, and while the B3139 number may be newer, the road has been a 'B' road for just as long.
Trowbridge - Kilmersdon
The A366 still starts exactly where it always has in the middle of Trowbridge, leaving the A363 roundabout that surrounds Holy Trinity Church on the west side, it quickly heads out of town. We continue west across an undulating pastoral landscape, with scattered farms becoming more dense as we reach the B3109 crossroads at Wingfield. We then descend to the River Frome and cross the Wiltshire/Somerset border. After briefly following the river, we cross it at Farleigh Bridge and pass through pretty Farleigh Hungerford with its castle.
After another mile we join the A36 for a brief multiplex (or long staggered crossroads), turning left and then right to resume the course of our road. We cross the B3110 at Norton St Philip, giving way to the lesser road outside the historic George Inn, before climbing again across a rolling landscape that brings us to the last village on our route. Faulkland is another pretty place, with a small green alongside the main road, but it is a comparatively modern village with the medieval settlements of Hemington and Hardington off to the left and as small now as they were 500 years ago! After another mile or so we arrive at the junction with the A362 to Radstock, where the far more interesting B3139 continues ahead.