|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||6.8 miles (10.9 km)|
|Meets:||A3, A283, A31, A325, A287|
|Route outline (key)|
The B3001 is a rural B-road in the Surrey Hills.
It begins at a dumbbell junction on the A3, where the A283 goes the other way. That goes all the way to Shoreham, which surprisingly isn't as long. Before the A3 Milford bypass was built in the 1990s, the B3001 started at what is now the northern end of the short multiplex between the A283 and the A3100 in Milford, running along Old Elstead Road, which has now been blocked off by the bypass.
We follow the River Wey and keep an eye out for the nice countryside. The River Wey is crossed in Elstead and again by Waverley Abbey; the section in between is the surprisingly built-up Crookesbury Common.
When we enter Farnham, things aren't as picturesque. We take on all A287 traffic which wants to meet the A31 (there is no direct link between the two roads so an unclassified one has to be used). We then have to stop at a railway crossing and then the A31 at Hickley's Corner. We then crash into Farnham Town Centre with its one-way system comprising the routes of the A325 and A287. So it's a nice road, but with a sticky end.