Icknield Way is a very ancient trackway that runs north east to south west across England for 110 miles, from Knettishall Heath in Norfolk to Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire.

Icknield Way Path
Icknield Way Path © Paul Dixon (CC2)

It claims to be the oldest road in Britain, consisting of prehistoric pathways, already ancient by the time the Romans invaded. Most parts of the way are still accessible as tracks and green lanes running along the chalk escarpment that runs through the Berkshire Downs and Chiltern Hills. Many field monuments and ancient sites can be found along its route.

Towns and Villages Located Near the Icknield Way

Dunstable, Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock, Royston, Great Chesterford, Linton, Newmarket, Icklingham, Knettishal Heath

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Please note that the museums, historic houses and attractions listed on this site may be currently closed due to Government Guidelines. Please check the attraction's own website for details of closure/opening times.


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