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Named disc with neolithic flint axe emblemIcknield Way Trail

235 km / 146 miles

Beds, Bucks, Cambs, Essex, Herts, Luton, Suffolk
This is a multi-user route for walkers, riders and cyclists providing a bridleway link between the Ridgeway and the Peddars Way. The route is coincident or follows a similar route to the Ickneild Way Path. The southern end of the route (23 miles) is complete between Bledlow Cross (where it links with the Swan's Way) and Pitstone Hill (near to Ivinghoe Beacon) on the Ridgeway National Trail. This section passes Princes Risborough, Wendover and Wiggington. The route then follows through Whipsnade, Dunstable, Streatley, Letchworth, Melbourn, Great Chesterford, Newmarket to Knettishall Heath where it joins with the Peddars Way. Though not named on OS maps it is largely coincident with the Icknield Way Path.
The route is way marked using the Icknield Way axe logo. Waymarking on some parts is being refreshed during 2012.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Named disc with neolithic flint axe emblem Waymark: Named disc with neolithic flint axe emblem
Attributes: Cycle Route; Horse Ride (Multi User); Downland/Wolds; Heritage
SP770012 - Hempton Wainhill, Bledlow, Bucks
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TL956806 - Knettishall Heath, Suffolk
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Web Sites: Icknield Way Trail


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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
  At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 144153154155165166
OS Landranger Active: 144153154155165166
OS Explorer: 181182192193208209210226229230
OS Explorer Active: 181182192193208209210226229230

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path Along Path
Hotels: The Lord Lister Hotel  (bookable online) 3 Km 101 Km
Hotels: Coach House Hotel  (bookable online) 1 Km 133 Km
B & B Accommodation: Greenhill B&B  (bookable online) 3 Km 137 Km
B & B Accommodation: The End Cottage  (bookable online) 2 Km 137 Km
Hotels: Saffron Hotel  (bookable online) 5 Km 146 Km
Hotels: The Crown House  (bookable online) < 1 Km 148 Km
Hotels: Duxford Lodge Hotel  (bookable online) 4 Km 148 Km
B & B Accommodation: Chequer Cottage  (bookable online) 3 Km 163 Km
Hotels: Paddocks House  (bookable online) 4 Km 170 Km
Hotels: Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa  (bookable online) 4 Km 185 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Old Farmhouse  (bookable online) < 1 Km 187 Km
Hotels: The Thomas Paine  (bookable online) 5 Km 227 Km

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Connected Paths:

Path Variants: Icknield Way Trail - Newmarket Alternative
E Routes: E-Route 2 UK Section - Harwich to Middleton in Teesdale
National Trails (England & Wales): Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path National Trail; Ridgeway National Trail
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Icknield Way Path; Icknield Way Path - Ridgeway Link; Swan's Way
Other Paths: HOOP Hitchin Outer Orbital Path; Icknield Way Trail - Newmarket Alternative; London To Newhaven Crossing; North Chiltern Trail; Outer Aylesbury Ring
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Route Profile:

235.6 Km (146.4 miles)
2,840 m (9,318 ft) ascent
267 m (876 ft)  maximum height