|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Hill Brow (SU788263)|
|Distance:||9.4 miles (15.1 km)|
|Meets:||B2070, A3, A31, A339|
|Former Number(s):||B3005, A325, A326|
|Old route now:||A339|
|Route outline (key)|
The B3006 is a largely rural B-road in eastern Hampshire.
It starts today on the B2070 (former A3) at Hill Brow on the Sussex border. It heads north and north-west through Liss, where it crosses a railway line at a level crossing. In West Liss we reach a T-junction in front of the (closed) Bluebell Inn and turn right. This Hill Brow to West Liss section was originally numbered B3005.
For the next mile and a quarter north we follow the route of what had, before opening of today's A3 alignment, been part of the A325 (and earlier – until 1935 – the A326). Shortly after intersecting the A3 at a roundabout junction we TOTSO left at the southern edge of the village of Greatham, leaving the line of the former A-road to head northwest past Empshott to Selborne.
A bypass for the village of Selborne has been proposed many times since 1905 and is still being suggested today, at an estimated cost of £20 million. The plans are always thwarted by a combination of geography and the popularity of the surrounding area. Most of this land is within the South Downs National Park, so any changes to the road layout would seem to be very unlikely.
After skirting Hartley Park the B3006 reaches the southern edge of Alton and ends here at a grade-separated junction with the A31 near Chawton. The road continuing straight ahead is today the A339 although earlier the B3006 had continued for a further mile northwestward along this route, to meet the A339 at a junction west of Alton town, near Beech.