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.
8 thoughts on “On the Icknield Way – Great Chesterford to Linton”
Well illustrated as always martin . Always pick up something new from your expeditions . Never knew the Cam ran quietly throught Gt Chesterford on its way to tumbling around in Cambridge’s punts , ‘ bumps’ and ‘The Backs’ .
Hi Bob, glad you enjoyed the post.
Thank you Martin, 🙂
Glad you enjoyed it Lorna : )
Again, Martin, I am very impressed by the quality of your photographs. You really made me feel the Autumnal atmosphere and I could almost smell those blackberries.
The blackberries were lovely, pleased you enjoyed the post x
A man after my own heart, I can,t stop tucking into the free fruit offerings this time of year. Don,t forget about the Elderberries, they are still (just about) edible at the moment 🙂
Hi Carl, thanks for dropping by. I haven’t picked Elderberries before, bit late now I guess, will have to give them a go next year.