|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Odd Down, Bath (ST741624)|
|Via:||Midford, Hinton Charterhouse, Norton St Philip|
|Distance:||6.9 miles (11.1 km)|
|Meets:||A367, A3062, A366, A36|
|Route outline (key)|
The B3110 is a short rural B-road in northern Somerset.
We start on the edge of Bath, with a junction at the top of the A367 Wellsway Dual Carriageway. Traffic heading out of the city has to chose between the right-hand lane for the A367 or the left-hand lane for the B3110. The option of a right turn into the B3110 is open, but as we shall see rarely taken. We follow Midford Road along the northern flank of the St Martins Hospital site and reach the A3062 at a pair of mini roundabouts. They sit in what was once a fairly spacious crossroads, now complicated by a collection of white paint splodges. Somehow, however, it all seems to work and traffic is only really held up by the school run, who park on the A3062's western section, outside the school.
Assuming that we have safely negotiated that junction, we soon find ourselves leaving the urban area and heading into the countryside. At the edge of the city, Old Midford Road branches off to the right, while we stick to Midford Road, past the inhabited folly of Midford Castle, and take a more gentle descent of the steep hill into Midford. The road twists and turns quite a bit, not least in the village as we pass under a disused viaduct and over the Midford Brook.
We then set off up Midford Hill, pass through Hinton Charterhouse and reach the pretty village of Norton St Philip. Rather curiously, the B3110 takes precedence over the A366 at the crossroads, although the junction approaches on the A road are perhaps worse than those on our road. Sitting on the junction is the ancient half-timbered George Inn, a rather beautiful building. The B3110, meanwhile, continues to head southwards out of the village and through open country to Woolverton, where it terminates at a fork junction with the A36.