The Icknield Way Path – A Walkers’ Guide

This week I completed the walk of the Icknield Way. The path makes wonderful walking with so much of it on ancient greenways and with loads of exposure to wildlife. I really enjoyed walking this trail.

But in particular I wish to congratulate your organisation on the “Walkers’ Guide”; this was certainly one of the very best guidebooks I have ever used. It enabled one to easily navigate a path for which waymarking and (sometimes) representation on OS maps can be “tired” and less than evident.

Peter Smith, 2021

The Icknield Way Path Guide contains detailed route descriptions and clear maps, supplemented with notes on the geology, geomorphology, archaeology, flora and bird life along the Path, plus backup information on public transport in the area.

Two alternative routes allow a visit to the interesting village of Toddington, and a final destination at Thetford.

The latest edition of this official path guide reflects changes to the route that have taken place since the fifth edition. Conveniently broken down into eight sections, the guide is liberally illustrated with detailed maps and informative text.

Guidebook cover
  • 72 A5 pages with soft covers and wire binding for ease of use.
  • 2012 ISBN 978-0-9521819-3-4
  • Each reprint progressively incorporates amendments and corrections since the last major revision in 2012

Use the button below to purchase The Icknield Way Path – A Walker’s Guide: £12.00 (including UK P&P), or £15.00 (overseas P&P) – select postage rate, then press ‘buy now’ button and follow instructions. You can either login to your PayPal account OR select the bottom button ‘Pay by Debit or Credit Card’ where you can enter your card details as a ‘guest’ without having to create a PayPal account.

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The Icknield Way Path – A Walkers’ Guide is only sold through this website and some selected stockists (see below) – it is not available via Amazon or similar web market places. Sales provide the main source of income to support the volunteer work of the Icknield Way Association.

Delivery is dependent on our volunteers availability with most deliveries being sent within a week – although this can not be guaranteed.

Other stockists of the guidebook include to following, contact them directly to check stock before visiting.

If you would like to discuss bulk sales or stocking the book, please contact Sales

The 1:25 000 OS Explorer Maps 181, 193, 209, 210 and 229 cover almost all of the route. Buy paper maps or a subscription at OS Maps. See Route page for more details and a link to on-line OS Maps.


Text changes since the 2012 version of the Icknield Way Path – A Walkers’ Guide are noted in the following amendments:

Map changes are best seen in the mapping available on the Route page. Subsequent reprints of the Walkers’ Guide include all amendments. Any feedback or suggestions to improve the detail in the Walkers’ Guide is welcome – please email Sales