• View back to Ickleford, railway on the left

Circular Walks


5.2 miles 8.33 km | 2hr 18min | stile free | Circular from Lilley | OS map

A circular route which includes Telegraph Hill and Lilley Hoo. It starts by the Lilley Arms, close to the location of England’s Last Alchemist.

The walk has a steady climb and a steep descent on steps. There are no stiles and the walk runs along tracks and paths


There are a series of articles about the Icknield Way in Hertfordshire from old newsletters. See Newsletter page for more articles.

Telegraph Hill
Lilley HooEngland’s Last Alchemist at Lilley
The Headless Horseman of High DownPirton Castle
Norton CommonA Henge at Norton
Willbury Hill and the Icknield Way. Andrews R, Transactions of the East Hertfordshire Archaeological Society, 1904
Letchworth Strikes BackThe Goddess Senuna
Royston’s Historic CaveRoyston’s Royal Palace

Route Issues

Letchworth Garden City

Icknield Way passes through Letchworth, Britain’s first garden city.  Ebenezer Howard, the originator, took the advantage of both town and country and sought to blend them into a new style settlement. The walkers route follows the road “Icknield Way” right through the middle of the town together with the motorised traffic. There are some new off road routes being established around the perimeter of the town, but further work needs to be undertaken to see if a suitable walker and riders route can be utilised.