|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Carisbrooke Castle (SZ485878)|
|To:||St George's Way, Newport (SZ503887)|
|Distance:||1.4 miles (2.3 km)|
|Meets:||Car park, B3401, B3323, A3020|
|Route outline (key)|
The route starts in the car park of Carisbrooke Castle and runs down Castle Hill in the direction of Newport town. The start of the road is very narrow and controlled by a set of traffic lights so old there is no amber light. At the mini-roundabout at the foot of the hill the B3341 Castle Road is restricted to westbound traffic only so eastbound drivers must follow the B3401, either to the right through the Shide district of Newport, or to the left which quickly joins the B3323 and runs into the centre of town.
Castle Road meets the B3323 and we turn right and immediately right again into the two-way Trafalgar Road, which becomes one-way westbound at the junction with New Street (if we follow this we'll end up heading back west again). Meanwhile, from a point near the bus station in the town centre, the southern part of St James's Street, and then Medina Avenue and St George's Approach take the B3341 eastward to a roundabout on the A3020 St George's Way, the Newport to Shanklin road.