Looking back towards Ickleford. This cutting was controversially filled with rubbish in the 1980's. There were fears that flooding would cause contaminated water to leech out into the village. Presumably the embankment between Arlesey Road and Snailswell Lane was removed at the same time and used to cap off the landfill.
This is shot taken from the site of Three Arches bridge looking the same way as the last picture showing the filled in cutting. The farmer does not appear to use the land.
Looking north towards Henlow, the land above the infilled cutting is being farmed
Looking back toward three arches bridge from the edge of the next field
Moving on towards Henlow, the ground is quite uneven where the infilling has settled.
The line crossed this field but no trace of it remains apart from possibly this small culvert in the centre of this picture.
Again the course of the line is quite clear from the air. Fifty odd years of ploughing still haven't managed to remove the evidence of the route it took.
Turning left from the same spot, the line continued behind the small trees.
The name of play area acknowledges the former existence of the railway as do some of the road names. Maybe not the best idea though as Network Rail spend millions on getting the safety message about not playing on or near railway lines across!
The overgrown embankment continued until encroached on by the back gardens of new housing.marked by the fence.
Next post will be Henlow Camp with some old pictures of the station.