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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.


Details:

Waymark: Named disc with neolithic flint axe emblem
Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark
Named disc with neolithic flint axe emblem
Attributes
Cycle Route; Horse Ride (Multi User); Downland/Wolds; Heritage
Start
SP770012 - Hempton Wainhill, Bledlow, Bucks
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Finish
TL956806 - Knettishall Heath, Suffolk
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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
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OS Landranger Active
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OS Explorer
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OS Explorer Active
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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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
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Saffron Hotel  (bookable online)
5 Km
146 Km
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The Crown House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
148 Km
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Duxford Lodge Hotel  (bookable online)
4 Km
148 Km
B & B Accommodation
Chequer Cottage  (bookable online)
3 Km
163 Km
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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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Route Profile:

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