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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 Icknield 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 waymarked 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
Named disc with neolithic flint axe emblem
Cycle Route; Horse Ride (Multi User); Downland/Wolds; Heritage
SP770012 - Hempton Wainhill, Bledlow, Suffolk
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TL956806 - Knettishall Heath, Bucks
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Web Sites

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet - External PDF
Icknield Way - PDF (Buckinghamshire County Council - 2011)


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Bunk House
B & B Accommodation

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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

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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