The route map has layers for the mountain biking, equestrian and walking routes, each can be turned on or off. It also has layers for facities along the route such as refreshments, camping and transport links.
The links give further information about the route county by county.
The riders route was first documented by Elizabeth Barrett in her 1993 book “The Icknield Way path, a guide for horse riders, cyclists and others”. ISBN 09516011 2 1. The route has changed since 1993 but it includes some interesting text. The out of print book is available from libraries.
The Icknield Way Path Guide contains detailed walkers 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. ISBN 978-0-9521819-3-4. Only available from the Icknield Way path website.
The OS maps are a little confused and in places show both the Icknield Way Trail and the Icknield Way Path. We have recently asked OS to only show the walkers route to avoid confusion.
GPX/KML file can be downloaded from this link walkers route and then from the link on the right. The OS maps have a diamond highlighting the walkers route (not the riders route).
Great Chalk Way
The Icknield Way forms part of a family of multi-user routes from Dorset to Norfolk known as the Great Chalk Way.