The articles on the left hand side have kindly been donated by Mr John Gunson, Village Archivist. John is currently preparing more history for the website so please do keep coming back to check on updates.

The Oldest Road in Britain

The Icknield Way is unique among long distance tracks because it can claim to be "the oldest road in Britain". Extending from the Dorset coast to Norfolk, the ancient route of the Icknield Way consists of prehistoric pathways, old when the Romans came.

Dotted with archaeological remains, it survives as splendid tracks and green lanes along the chalk "spine" of England.

The Icknield Way Path runs from the end of the Ridgeway Path at Ivinghoe Beacon, near Tring, to the start of the Peddar's Way at Knettishall Heath, near Thetford, for 110 miles (177 km), split into eight suggested day walks.