Category Archives: Icknield Way

Saturday 16 April: Icknield Way Streatley to Letchworth

After several days of warm sunshine mid-week, the weekend was heralded by a drop in temperature of at least 10 degrees and the steady rain was turning to sleet as twelve walkers waited for the bus from Luton to Streatley. We  spent a couple of hours trudging through the rain, including an unintentional 3/4 mile detour through Sainsburys carpark (thanks Geoffrey for guiding us out of there). As we crossed the county boundary from Bedfordshire into Continue reading Saturday 16 April: Icknield Way Streatley to Letchworth

Saturday 8th August Icknield Way Stage 2 Dunstable to Streatley

Stuart and I met 13 walkers at Luton station on a warm, sunny Saturday morning for stage 2 of the Icknield Way.  A 15 minute trip on the guided busway took us back to Dunstable where we finished in May.  A long green lane took us to steep steps to cross the A5 and we continued north, stopping briefly to try some delicious cultivated blackberries growing just above a sewage works.  Later we had to negotiate the diggers starting work on the A5/M1 link road.  Soon Continue reading Saturday 8th August Icknield Way Stage 2 Dunstable to Streatley

Saturday 16th May: Icknield Way Stage One: Ivinghoe Beacon (Tring) to Dunstable

Saturday was a beautiful sunny morning with a light breeze, perfect for walking the first stage of the Icknield Way. Things got off to an inauspicous start as the leaders were a few minutes late meeting the group at Tring and Dominique had missed the train at Euston (long ticket queue).  So Stuart set off with a group of 12 to begin the 3 mile uphill trek towards Ivinghoe Beacon while Irene and I waited for the next train.  After the first half mile I gave Dominique the map and let Continue reading Saturday 16th May: Icknield Way Stage One: Ivinghoe Beacon (Tring) to Dunstable