Cheveley Walk 1
Bridleway - Icknield Way
This is an easy walk including public roads with and without footpaths, a stretch of bridleway which may be a little muddy under foot as it is well used by horse riders.
For those with an interest in the local equine economy, much of the walk is through the stud with well kept paddocks and broad tracks.
Bridle Way - Icknield Way
Duration: 1.5 hours
Cheveley walk 1
- Park at Cheveley recreation ground car park on High Street (568314, 261306)
- Turn right out of the car park and follow the pleasant village High Street (image 1) to the Royal British Legion Club (568435, 260425) on the right past the Parish Church (image 2) and about 10 minutes from the car park.
- Take the bridleway/Icknield Way (image 3). The first stretch (image 4) may be a little muddy after rain but persevere you will soon reach some very nice walking surfaces.
- After about 0.5 km there is a gate on the left in to the stud (568435, 260425) (image 5) this is where there is also the option to go straight on (image 6) and follow bridleway/Icknield Way towards Woodditton and Stetchworth but that route is not included here.
- Follow the stud tracks past paddocks (image 7) and well kept hedges.
- After about 300m bear left (image 8) and immediately right so hedge is now on your right (image 9).
- Continue until you reach the pedestrian gate (to left of large gate).
- Cross Saxon Street Road (568176, 259412) (image 10) with care onto the grass footpath opposite.
- Keep following the footpath to where it turns sharp left (568706, 259014). Be careful because the way mark signs at this point are easily missed (image 11 & 12). This is also where there is the option to turn right through the gap in the hedge and follow the footpath across the fields towards Upend. That route is not included here.
- Follow the path with paddocks on both sides.
- After the second paddock the path turns left and continues until it emerges on to the public road at Oak Tree Corner (568460, 259521) (image 13).
- Cross with care and take Oak Lane (image 14).
- Continue back through the village, passing the village shop (image 15), towards the recreation ground (image 16 & 17) and car park.
The route map for each of the walks are courtesy of www.openstreetmap.org