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Saturday, 1 January 2011

The Icknield Way - Herringswell to Knetishall Heath

A 25 mile walk along the Icknield Way between Herringswell and Knetishall Heath

I never realised just how remote some areas of Suffolk are until I walked this final section of the Icknield Way. Apart from a couple of isolated hamlets there is nothing but forest trails and fields for the full 25 miles through to Knettishall Heath. Starting the walk early in the coolness of the morning is a most wonderful experience, the solitude of such a time is something to really treasure and there is nothing like a good hike before breakfast!

Friday, 10 December 2010

The Icknield Way - Linton to Herringswell

A 27 mile walk along the Icknield Way between Linton and Herringswell

This section has some idyllic scenes that would fit a picture postcard of typical England. Fields of gently waving barley sweeping gently across rolling hills under deep blue skies, old pubs by the side of village greens, babblng brooks and streams and villages full of thatched cottages.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

The Icknield Way - Fowlmere to Linton

A 16 mile walk along the Icknield Way between Fowlmere and Hinton

The path keeps to the ridge along the hills, though the land now flattens out as it heads eastwards. There are picturesque villages and hamlets as the route winds its way through some traditional old English countryside.

Friday, 3 December 2010

The Icknield Way - Baldock to Fowlmere

An 18 mile walk along the Icknield Way between Baldock and Fowlmere

Although not renowned for its hills, this part of Hertfordshire has some high ground which gives fantastic views out across Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire and the Icknield Way sticks to the higher ground all the way from Baldock to Royston. There are numerous picturesque villages and hamlets along the route with leafy green tracks and trails to make it a jolly fine days walk.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

The Icknield Way - Sundon to Baldock

A 20 mile walk along the Icknield Way between Sundon and Baldock

The alignment of the Icknield Way is in keeping with its traditional heritage of following a ridge along the hills. There are plenty of good views of the surrounding area and the majority of this section is along broad tracks.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

The Icknield Way - Tring to Sundon

A 22 mile walk along the Icknield Way between Tring and Sundon

Some exhilerating walking through the Dunstable Downs with accompanying magnificent views. The Icknield Way has now been routed around the urban sprawl around Dustable and Luton.

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