|Length:||11.2 miles (18 km)|
|Meets:||A390, B3257, A388|
|Route outline (key)|
The B3362 forms the classified road from Tavistock to Launceston. It starts on the A390 at Gulworthy Cross, two miles west of Tavistock, and runs north through Chipshop onto Collacombe Down, where it TOTSOs left.
From here the road continues northwestwards to pass through Milton Abbot before dropping down to the Tamar Valley and crossing the river and into Cornwall on Greystone Bridge, which was built in 1439 and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The bridge is only 3 m wide and traffic is kept to a single alternate line via a traffic signal. The road carries on through the Cornish countryside before ending at a T-Junction with the primary A388 a couple of miles south of Launceston.
The B3362 first came into being in the 1970s when the A384 was downgraded to Class II status. At that time it started in the centre of Tavistock and headed northwest via Lamerton to pick up its current route on Collacombe Down. However, this section has now been declassified and the road rerouted to Gulworthy.
The changes were first shown in the 2007 A-Z Atlas and were backed up by what were some previously anomolous signs in Tavistock sending traffic to 'Launceston (B3362)' via 'Callington A390'. The signs in Tavistock weren't supplemented by signs off the A390 at Gulworthy Cross; but the road is now properly signed at both ends of this new section.
Original Author(s): South West Philip