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Named disc with neolithic flint axe emblemIcknield Way Path

180 km / 112 miles

Beds, Bucks, Cambs, Essex, Herts, Luton, Suffolk
One of the links in a prehistoric route, often called the Greater Ridgeway, from The Wash to the South Devon Coast.

From the Ridgeway at Ivinghoe Beacon and using green lanes, farm and forestry tracks the route follows the group of prehistoric trackways which form the Icknield Way along the chalk spine from the Chilterns to Norfolk. Many sights of archaeological interest are passed on the route through Dunstable, Baldock, Royston, Great Chesterford and Icklingham meeting the Peddars Way at Knettishall Heath. The Icknield Way Association Walkers Guide includes details of a link to Thetford from West Stow and an alternative route through Toddington.

Walkers using this route should also carry the relevant maps.

See also E-Routes (E2).

The waymarked Icknield Way - Ridgeway Link (7.5 miles and coincident with the Icknield Way Path on OS mapping) is a linking route from the Chilterns Gateway Centre on Dunstable Downs to the finish of The Ridgeway National Trail at Ivinghoe Beacon where there are no visitor facilities. The Link uses the route of the existing Icknield Way Path that has been upgraded to make it stile-free and steps have been added on a steep section.

See also E-Routes (E2).


Details:

Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Named disc with neolithic flint axe emblem
Waymark
Named disc with neolithic flint axe emblem
Attributes
Average Gradients; Downland/Wolds; Forest/Woodland; Heritage
Start
SP959168 - Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks
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Finish
TL943807 - Knettishall Heath, Suffolk
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User Group
Icknield Way Association
 
1 Edgeborough Close, Kentford, NEWMARKET, CB8 8QY
Web Sites

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback
Icknield Way Path: A Walkers' Guide (Icknield Way Association - 2012)
Hardback
Green Road Into The Trees (Preface Publishing - 2012)

Maps:

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Self-catering

 
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.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger
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OS Landranger Active
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OS Explorer
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OS Explorer Active
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Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers
Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Contours Walking Holidays)

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Along Path
Hotels
The Lord Lister Hotel  (bookable online)
3 Km
50 Km
Hotels
Ramada Cromwell Stevenage  (bookable online)
5 Km
61 Km
Hotels
Coach House Hotel  (bookable online)
1 Km
84 Km
B & B Accommodation
The End Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
87 Km
Hotels
The Crown House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
98 Km
Hotels
Duxford Lodge Hotel  (bookable online)
4 Km
98 Km
Hotels
Saffron Hotel  (bookable online)
5 Km
100 Km
B & B Accommodation
Chequer Cottage  (bookable online)
3 Km
111 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Old Farmhouse  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
132 Km
Self-catering
West Stow Pods  (bookable online)
3 Km
157 Km

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Connected Paths:


Downloads:

GPS Exchange Format Route File
Icknield Way Path GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 02/09/2016 09:21:49 - Path diversion near Chalk Hill
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MemoryMap Route file
Icknield Way Path Memory Map Route File
Last Updated 02/09/2016 09:21:49 - Path diversion near Chalk Hill
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Tracklogs Route file
Ickneild Way Path
Last Updated 02/09/2016 09:21:54 - Path diversion near Chalk Hill
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Route Profile:

180.8 Km (112.3 miles)
1,995 m (6,545 ft) ascent
236 m (774 ft)  maximum height