|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Bill Hill, Wokingham (SU807710)|
|Via:||Winkfield Row, Newell Green & Binfield|
|Distance:||8.4 miles (13.5 km)|
|Meets:||A332, A330, B3017, B3022, A3095, B3018, A321|
|Route outline (key)|
The B3034 is a semi-rural B-road in east Berkshire, passing to the north of Bracknell. The road was originally unclassified but gained its number in the early 1940s.
The road starts at Woodside, in Windsor Forest, by turning west off the A332. To begin with there's a short run to a crossroads where the road has to give way. The A330 runs straight ahead and also to the left and it's with the latter that we multiplex for not much less than the road has already run with its own number.
When the road forks the B3034 turns right to regain its number and westerly route. We skirt the northern edge of Ascot before reaching the suburbs of Bracknell as we enter Winkfield Row. The B3017 is crossed here at traffic lights. After a brief wooded section we reach Newell Green where we give way at a staggered crossroads; to the right is the B3022 whilst the road to the left is unclassified.
A few hundred yards further on, still in Newell Green, we reach traffic lights where the A3095 comes in from the left and takes on the road ahead. There's a short multiplex until that road bends sharply right and the B3034 regains its number by turning left. The drive to Warfield Hall bears off to the right almost immediately but we continue into open country and go over the top of a low hill. We soon reach another multiplex, this time along the B3018, with that road having to TOTSO at both ends and so the B3034 is the through route but not the dominant number. Whilst on the multiplex we cross a narrow bridge over a stream, with flow controlled by traffic lights.
The road continues through Binfield, another suburb of Bracknell, before returning to fields and trees. Presently we reach the A321 where the road ends. When originally classified the B3034 continued ahead to end on the A329 in Emmbrook but this section was severed with the construction of the M4 and A329(M) in the early 1970s.