5.2 miles 8.33 km | 2hr 18min | stile free | Circular from Lilley | OS map
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.
|Lilley Hoo||England’s Last Alchemist at Lilley|
|The Headless Horseman of High Down||Pirton Castle|
|Norton Common||A Henge at Norton|
|Willbury Hill and the Icknield Way. Andrews R, Transactions of the East Hertfordshire Archaeological Society, 1904|
|Letchworth Strikes Back||The Goddess Senuna|
|Royston’s Historic Cave||Royston’s Royal Palace|
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.