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Hiking in Britain

The Icknield Way

 

P20078260025	The path climbing east from Dagnall.
     
P20078270075	The path leading towards Five Knolls.
P20078260025 The path climbing east from Dagnall.
     
P20078270075 The path leading towards Five Knolls.

Background

The Ickield Way is a long-distance trail in the Midlands that follows a series of prehistoric trackways. It links together two National Trails - the Ridgeway to the southwest and the Peddar's Way in the northeast. It is not as glorious a walk as the two National Trails, but has a varied nature that is appealing. Although hardly a classic walk, it is till an easy walk, with lots of accommodation and transport options making circular or day walks feasible.

As well as a walker's route, there is also a route for horse riders that varies from the walker's route significantly in places. This file describes a walk along the walker's route. There are also various semi-official extensions to the Icknield Way, particularly to the southwest, and an alternative route through the Luton and Dunstable urban areas.


The walk statistics:

Planned Completed To do Percentage completed
Distance 123.7 miles123.7 miles0 miles100 %
Legs 7 7 0 100 %

 
Total duration of walk 2 days, 1 hours and 40 minutes
Stopped time 4 hours and 38 minutes
Shortest completed leg Ivinghoe Beacon to Whipsnade at 4.8 miles
Longest completed leg Baldock station to Great Chesterford station at 26.7 miles
Average distance per leg 17.67 miles

 

 

P20078270104	Heading north towards Wingfield.
     
P20079169214	The view from Sharpenhoe Clappers.
P20078270104 Heading north towards Wingfield.
     
P20079169214 The view from Sharpenhoe Clappers.


The walk in full:

No.From To Distance Status
1 Ivinghoe Beacon Whipsnade 4.8 Completed
2 Whipsnade Harlington station 14.2 Completed
3 Harlington station Baldock station 21.9 Completed
4 Baldock station Great Chesterford station 26.7 Completed
5 Great Chesterford station Dullingham Station 19.5 Completed
6 Dullingham Station King's Wood 24.9 Completed
7 King's Wood Knettishall Heath 11.7 Completed

 

P20078119084	The River Lark at Temple Bridge.
     
P20078129111	My tent in King's Wood.
P20078119084 The River Lark at Temple Bridge.
     
P20078129111 My tent in King's Wood.

If you want more details of the path, then have a look at the following book. I used this book throughout my walk, and it proved to be invaluable.
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