The Hicca Way


The choice of name for this path which meanders along the River Hiz is based on history going back to the days of King Offa of Mercia who founded a religious settlement in Hitchin. The path follows the route the Hicca tribe would have more or less followed from Hitchin to the Danish Fort near the south east corner of Henlow. The linear route allows for the return trip to be made by train.

How To Get There By Passenger Transport

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How To Get There By Car

Arlesey is situated off the A507, about 2 miles north of Letchworth.   From Junction 10 of the A1(M) turn on to the A507, and from Bedford take the A660, then the A507.

There is parking at Arlesey station. If you park in the station there is a fee to pay.

Start/Finish Point

The route starts at Arlesey Railway Station and finishes in Hitchin.

Access and General Information

Distance: 8 miles (13 km)

Access Information:

Pending Update

Route Description

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This walk has been developed by Central Bedfordshire Council, Hertfordshire County Council and BRCC.