|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Corfe Castle (SY959824)|
|Distance:||5.7 miles (9.2 km)|
|Meets:||A351, Studland Motor Road|
|Route outline (key)|
The B3351 is a reasonably short B-road on the Isle of Purbeck. The road was originally unclassified but gained its number in the late 1920s.
The road starts on the A351 to the north of the village of Corfe Castle and at the foot of the mound the actual castle sits on. It goes under the Swanage Railway immediately before heading east along the bottom of (and sometimes a bit of the way up) the ridge that Corfe Castle was built to guard. The views over Poole Harbour to the left can be very good.
The road briefly narrows past a golf course and passes an unclassified road leading to Swanage either side. There's then a most unexpected bus-only road to the left before we enter Studland. The bus-only road, which is open to all traffic heading the other way, rejoins us at a crossroads in the village centre. Originally the B3351 ended here but in more recent years it has been extended out of the village to end at the entrance to the Knoll Beach car park. The road ahead is the unclassified Studland Motor Road, which leads to the Sandbanks Ferry.