|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||West End, Southampton (SU462146)|
|Via:||Bishop's Waltham, Curdridge, Botley & Hedge End|
|Distance:||12.2 miles (19.6 km)|
|Meets:||A32, B2177, A334, B3342, A27|
|Route outline (key)|
It starts at a roundabout with the A32 in the Meon Valley and climbs up to Beacon Hill, where there's a series of straight runs interspersed with tight bends, until it descends down to Bishop's Waltham, where there's a single-carriageway bypass and a multiplex with the B2177 (that's the A333 in "old money"). There's then a slower section past Waltham Abbey over pleasant farmland, and a straight (though irritatingly 40-limited) run up to the A334, just before Botley station. This was the original southern end of the B3035 but we now multiplex with the A334 for several miles west.
The B3035 reappears again near Grange Park. This section was originally part of the A27 and later became the A334, only becoming the B3035 in the 1960s. The road crosses a series of industrial estates before going over the M27 at a bridge, and then passes through West End, before finally calling it a day at the Lamp and Mantle (now demolished) on the A27. In West End is a fingerpost that says A27.