A386 road (England)

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A386 road
Route information
Length: 60.1 mi (96.7 km)
Major junctions
South end: Plymouth
50°22′33″N 4°08′35″W / 50.3758°N 4.1431°W / 50.3758; -4.1431 (A386 road (southern end))
  A374 A374 road
A38 A38 road
A390 A390 road
A30 A30 road
A3079 A3079 road
A3072 A3072 road
A3124 A3124 road
A388 A388 road
A39 A39 road
North end: Appledore
51°03′08″N 4°11′27″W / 51.0521°N 4.1908°W / 51.0521; -4.1908 (A386 road (northern end))
Location
Primary
destinations
:
Tavistock
Okehampton
Bideford
Road network

The A386 is a primary route in Devon, England. It runs from Plymouth on the south coast to Appledore on the north coast.

The road starts in the centre of Plymouth, and forms Tavistock Road, the main route out of the city to the north. It crosses a section of Dartmoor to Yelverton and Tavistock. The A386 then heads northeast across the western fringe of Dartmoor past the village of Lydford to the A30 west of Okehampton. It passes to the west of Okehampton to reach Hatherleigh, where the road joins the valley of the River Torridge. It follows the valley to, Meeth, Merton, Great Torrington, Bideford and finally Appledore.

History[edit]

The route is little changed from its original alignment in 1922. It originally ended at Bideford, and was extended north first to Northam and then to Appledore on the former route of the B3236. The route originally went through the town of Okehampton. In about 1971 it was realigned to its present route on the former route of the B3219. In the north of Plymouth the road was rebuilt in the 1970s to bypass the village of Crownhill.

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External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 50°44′42″N 4°01′52″W / 50.7449°N 4.0311°W / 50.7449; -4.0311 (A386 road)