Rectory Farm road to Haslingfield

This bridleway has existed since prehistoric times. Travellers going along the top of the chalk ridge past Wimpole, still called Mare Way, would drop down into Haslingfield and cross the River Rhee at Burnt Mill Bridge (the Haslingfield western end of this bridleway) on their way to Hauxton. In places the bridleway is very large perhaps indicating areas of previous common or meadow that had never been ploughed. Coprolite diggings occurred in this area in the 1860s and 70s.

This bridleway is No 1 and continues as Hauxton Bridleway 2 near Rectory farm dropping down eastwards to the A10 near Hauxton. Before Rectory farm is reached, there is a Permissive Footpath that swings around the edge of a field owned by Jesus College, going south to meet Button end.

This page was added on 12/10/2015.

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