Independent Drive - Southmead Maps

The new test routes are not going to be made a matter of public record.  The routes are very similar to the old ones.  The independent drive section of the test may be of interest to students and instructors alike for practice purposes.  Here are the maps of the tests I've sat in on.   If any ADIs know of other routes, feel free to email them to me and I'll add them to the list.

You would have just come off the Portway and have been asked to take the first left.

1 - End of the road right

2 - End of the road left

3 - At the roundabout turn right (mini Druid Hill and Parry's Lane)

 

You're then asked to pull up on the dashed cycle lane, on the hill of Parry's Lane.

1 - At the roundabout go straight across/Second exit (Parry's Lane and N.View)

2 - End of the road left

3 - At the roundabout go straight across (Northumbra Drive and Henleaze Road)

So, from the off. 

1 - Turn left at the end of the road

2 - At the roundabout go straight across (mini Greystoke and Doncaster)

3 - At the roundabout turn left (mini Greystoke and Pen Park)

The second part

1 - At the roundabout turn left (Pen Park and Knowle Lane)

2  - At the roundabout go straight across (Large Knowle Lane and Crow Lane)

3 - At the end of the road turn right

A very short way into the test, starting on Pen Park

1 - At the roundabout turn left (mini Pen Park and Knowle Lane)

2 - At the roundabout go straight across ( Large Knowle Lane and Crow Lane)

3 - At the end of the road turn right

From Henbury Road about half way up on the hill

1 - At the traffic lights go straight across

2 - At the end of the road turn right (Stop Line)

3 - At the roundabout turn right (large High Street and Canford Lane)

Not long after the start of the test, you're asked to pull in just after turning right at the lights off of Falcondale Road.

1 - 2nd left (the two turns are very close to each other)

2 - At the end turn right (stop line)

3 - 3rd right (tricky to see, on the elbow of the left hand bend)

The second part

1 - At the end turn left

2 - 5th (yes, 5th) left

3 - At the end turn right

Part 3. You'll follow the road, go through some traffic lights and then stop on the left half way up the hill

1 - 1st right (I think one of the toughest turns on any route)

2 - At the end turn left (Do not signal too early, there is very small left turn)

3 - 1st right

About 3 minutes in after turning left out of the test centre

1 - Turn right at the lights

2 - Turn right at the roundabout (Mini Staying on Southmead Road)

3 - Turn left at the roundabout (Mini Southmead Road onto Henleaze Road)


Part 2

1 - At the roundabout turn right (Mini Staying on Henleaze Road)

2 - At the end turn left

3 - At the roundabout turn right (Large Westbury Road on to Parrys Lane)

Only 1 map shown this time, perhaps the examiner forgot the other one?

1 - At the end turn right

2- At the end turn left

3 - At the roundabout turn right (Mini Druid Hill onto Cross Elms Lane)

Three parts to this one.

1 - At the end turn left

2 - At the roundabout turn right (large)

3 - First left

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Part 2

1 - At the cross roads, follow the road ahead

2 - Third right

3 - At the end (crossroads) turn right

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Part 3

1 - At the end turn left

2 - At the end (stop line) turn left

3 - Fouth left

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Part 1

 You'll be stopped on the up ramp just before coming onto the dual carriageway.

1 - Turn left at the end of the road

2 - Turn right at the lights

3 - At the end of the road turn left

Part 2

1 - Take the first right

2 - At the end turn left (watch out for the hidden left just before the junction)

3 - Take the first right

This one is following road signs for Filton

- Straight on at the mini R/B

- Straight through the lights

- Straight on at the double mini R/B

The next part is in map form

1 - Turn right at the R/B thrid exit

2 - Straight across the mini R/B second exit

3 - Turn right at the R/B third exit