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These maps were updated in 2012 with funding from Central Bedfordshire Council, however circumstances on the ground are always changing...

IW Trail map - click to open as pdf
The Icknield Way crosses back and forth across the Cambridgeshire border.  The intense arable use of the land now makes a livestock farm an unusual enterprise but there is a herd of wild boar near Balsham - kept well confined behind strong fences to ensure that your encounter with them will be on an imaginative menu rather than face to face!

The riders route has been added to Bing Maps, and the Waymark Trails - Equestrian route, and the mountain biking route.  The interactive Map enables zooming into the Explorer 25,000 OS map scale.  If any errors are identified, let us know - contact.

These rather old leaflets give details of the Icknield Way riders route: Countryside Commission Leaflet 2 Telegraph Hill, Hertfordshire to Great Chesterford/Cow Lane, Essex (~7MB file)

Countryside Commission Leaflet 3  Balsham Wood, Cambridgeshire to Roundham Heath, Norfolk (~2.7MB file)

The Icknield Way riders route at the south end New Road, Melbourn crosses the A505, which is a very busy road.  In 1992 the landowner on the south of the A505 agreed to a permissive bridleway.  We are very grateful to the landowner to avoid the need to ride along the A505.  The existence of the permissive bridleway No. 20 to the east of Noon’s Folly farm was confirmed with Cambridgeshire CC in April 2012.  In June 2016 it is still shown on the Cambridgeshire map as a permissive bridleway. As shown on the red dashes of the diagram below;

Permissive Path No 20  (nr Noon's Folly Farm)

Sign post at bridleway

close up of signpost

field edge looking south

field edge looking north

field edge looking north, nearing pumping station

old signs on fence by pumping station

overgrowth near pumping station

looking SW from field towards pumping stn

from path to A505

A505 looking west

A505 towards Melbourn

A505 looking east

from field towards A505

overgrowth near pumping stn

old discs

overgrowth in corner of arable field

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All photos taken on 16 June 2012

 

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