• 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, including Telegraph Hill, Lilley, Pirton, Norton Common and Royston. See Newsletter page.

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.