A375

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A375
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Honiton (ST153003)
To:  Sidmouth (SY125877)
Distance:  8.8 miles (14.2 km)
Meets:  A35, A3052, B3175
Former Number(s):  B3175
Highway Authorities

Devon

Traditional Counties

Devon

Route outline (key)
A375 Honiton - Sidmouth

Route

The A375 is a relatively short A-road in east Devon.

Honiton - Sidmouth

The road begins on Exeter Road, Honiton, which is a continuation of London Road and has the same problems as mentioned under the A373 regarding numbering -- it may or may not be the A35 now it's no longer the A30! The A375, unlike the A373, is at least signposted out of Honiton, up Roundball Hill southwards (what other shape of ball is there, I'd like to know? - a rugby ball isn't round!), past a shiny new supermarket and over a railway bridge. Once well aloft, it runs along the crest southwards, past a golf club on the left (a ball from which once went through my dad's windscreen as he drove along here...), nice and straight for a few miles and across a crossroads that's a notorious accident blackspot at Putts Corner (The intersecting road, running from Ottery St Mary to Southleigh, used to be the B3174, but it is now unclassified).

Cotford Bridge

We continue south and start to head downhill quite fast into Sidbury, which has some nasty bends and narrow bits, and then at Sidford there's a traffic light controlled crossroads with the A3052. This used to be the end of the A375 and the significantly numbered B3175 formed the rest of the road to Sidmouth, but sensibly the A375 now goes on, down towards the coast until it finally ends. According to the maps, it finishes where Vicarage Road turns into Sidmouth High Street (which is still the B3175, and you practically have to breathe in to get down it, Sidmouth being more suited to appearing on chocolate boxes than driving through). If you feel daring you can turn left here and drive through a rather fun ford over the River Sid, but that road is, not surprisingly, not classified. I wouldn't fancy trying it with a Ford Escort in rainy weather, put it that way...

Original Author(s): Sandra Bond



A375
JunctionsLangford Junction • Turks Head Junction
PlacesHoniton
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