|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||4.2 miles (6.8 km)|
|Meets:||A38, A3121, A38|
|Route outline (key)|
Apart from a short deviation along an inner relief road in the centre of Ivybridge, the B3213 follows the original, pre "Devon Expressway" route of the A38 from the west side of that town to the village of Wrangaton, where it meets the A3121.
The road leaves the A38 at a GSJ on the western side of Ivybridge. Until 1984 the B3211 was also met here but that road is now unclassified but the westbound A38 offslip still ends on that road. We enter town immediately and head east along Western Road to reach a roundabout. The old A38 continued ahead along Fore Street but we bear right onto Marjorie Kelly Way and quickly cross the River Erme. Although there are no buildings lining this relief road the speed limit is no higher.
After crossing a roundabout we run through an industrial estate and get to the far end of Fore Street at a roundabout, where we turn right to rejoin the old A38. We head east along Exeter Road although it does take some time to enter open country. A few hundred yards further on we enter the Dartmoor National Park (although there is no obvious reason why) and then reach the village of Bittaford. We cannon off the railway line from Exeter to Plymouth, running alongside a viaduct, then detour to the south to leave the village and then go under the railway at a very sharp angle.
As the road crosses the fields once more it now forms the boundary of the National Park - but not for long. It reaches a corner of Wrangaton (the village centre is off the road to the left) and then goes over the railway again, although this bridge is easy to miss. The B3213 ends at the road junction on the far side which forms part of another GSJ with the A38. The road ahead forms the eastbound onslip whilst the road to the right is the A3121, which provides access to the westbound offslip.