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These maps were updated in 2012 with funding from Central Bedfordshire Council, however circumstances on the ground are always changing...

IW Trail map - click to open as pdf

In Essex the Icknield Way runs through the isolated villages of Chrishall, Elmdon and Strethall.  They now describe themselves as the Icknield villages.  Although these were traditionally agricultural communities, by the 17th century many of the villagers worked in the new textile industry centred on Saffron Walden.

The riders route has been added to Bing Maps.  The interactive Map enables zooming into the Explorer 25,000 OS map scale.  If any errors are identified, let us know - contact.

Views of the route taken in Feb 2013:

Roman road

Strethall field

Bridge over M11

Great Chesterford

These rather old leaflets give details of the Icknield Way riders route: Countryside Commission Leaflet 2 Telegraph Hill, Hertfordshire to Great Chesterford/Cow Lane, Essex (~7MB file), and Countryside Commission Leaflet 3  Balsham Wood, Cambridgeshire to Roundham Heath, Norfolk (~2.7MB file)

 

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