|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Whetley Cross (ST454043)|
|Distance:||5.2 miles (8.4 km)|
|Meets:||A3066, B3162, B3165|
|Route outline (key)|
The B3164 is a route in deepest Dorset.
It starts at the three-armed Whetley Cross on the A3066 and heads west and then southwest along a road marked on maps as S1, which is never really wide enough for a white line down the middle of the road. After crossing Hollis Hill it descends steeply into Broadwindsor, famous for its bluebells. It becomes the village High Street and then reaches a T-junction at Bernard's Place.
This is the start of Broadwindsor's one-way system. Eastbound traffic can head straight along the very narrow unnamed road from the White Lion to here. Westbound traffic, however, must go to the far end of the High Street and then give way to the B3162 before returning along Back Lane to the White Lion where it has to give way again. The loop is a multiplex with the B3162 number dominant.
The B3164 leaves the village by turning left off the B3162 and climbing to the Wessex Ridgeway. Although hilly, the road is now wide enough to be marked as S2. The road contours round Cockpit Hill before descending to Birdsmoorgate, where it ends on the B3165.