Hadstock - Icknield Way - Linton - Hadstock

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Important note Part of this walk is closed due to work on overhead cables - July 2006.

This walk takes advantage of two variants of the Icknield Way to make it a circular walk. It affords some superb views and passes through Linton, which has a village college, but retains all the most desirable features of the quintessential English village.

England - East England - Cambridgeshire - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Pub, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
4/21/2019 - Jane Ross

Walked on a glorious Easter Sunday (2019) this was a fabulous stroll through lovely gently undulating farmland. The views from the highest points across East Anglia were far-reaching. The route took us through an area used by model plane enthusiasts who seemed to find it entertaining to dive-bomb us, but no matter. The dog barked his disapproval but we ignored their childish behaviour. The rest of the route was easy to follow and there is plenty of opportunity for refreshments in Linton. The pub at Hadstock is currently closed.

2/1/2014 - Duncan Grey

The instructions on this walk refer to the A1017. IT is in fact the A1307 (which the map confirms)

2/1/2014 - Duncan Grey

This was a good walk with good views and convenient pubs. Thank-you for providing it. I think it is time to delete the 2006 reference to the power lines! I would add several things: 1. The first stretch from the church up the road involves facing speedy traffic with few verges for escape, so take great care. 2. At the waypoint 2 (just past Crest Rice Processors site) to the south-east you can see a control tower that is the remains of the WWII airfield, now restored as a memorial to the USAAF groups that used Little Walden airfield. More info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Little_Walden 3. The 'somewhat narrow' path from waymark 3 was more of a river when we walked it in January 2014. A steady flow of water was pouring down the middle of the narrow muddy track. Waterproof boots essential! 4. There are several alternative routes to shorten the walk, eg from the Icknield Way directly back to Hadstock between waymarks 9 and 10, or to miss out Linton entirely by jumping from waymark 10 to 13. 5. Although there are two good pubs in Linton The Kings Head at Hadstock is a good pub providing food and is a good place to park the car and start the walk.

7/23/2006 - kari greaves

Kari Greaves 21/07/06 The paths that pass under the overhead cables on this route are currently signposted as closed for safety reasons due to overhead cable works. No date is supplied for the works completion. I found the paths themselves are not obstructed, when I decided to risk getting fried.

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