I walked this stage of the Icknield Way Path expedition at the start of September 2014.
This was a short stage, only four miles as the bird flies, seven miles for me as I meandered and committed minor trespass in some woods along the way.
I picked up trail at Great Chesterford, a pretty village on the border of Essex and Cambridgeshire.
The river Cam runs through the village…
…and looked gorgeous in the somewhat grey and misty autumn morning.
Leaving the village I passed a mile-marker.
It felt great to be back out walking again, with the sound of birds chirping and a light breeze on my face. I sang some songs and whistled a tune, life felt good.
I feasted on blackberries, one of the highlights of hiking in the later summer/early autumn. Free, tasty and nutritious, what else do you want?
And suddenly the walk was almost over. My destination, Linton, barely half a mile from this green arch where I sat down and ate my lunch.
I arrived at Linton considering a pint but saw the bus back home pulling in at the bus stop, so I jumped on board. A short, but very enjoyable hike, on the Icknield Way.