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Chrishall (north)

Click here for a Two Peaks Stroll around Chrishall

(More suggested walks welcome)


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Chrishall (south)

The Footpath Map has been split into two sections. The public rights-of-way shown are generally signposted from the village but an OS map is recommended when walking a route for the first time - especially across farm land. Always obey the country code. Chrishall's heavy clay soils mean very muddy boots in wet weather!

Parkhouse Lane (off Church Lane) is also known as The Icknield Way Path. The Icknield Way is an ancient neolithic trackway (3000-1800BC) which ran along the higher and therefore drier ground of East Anglia, from north Norfolk to south west England. Starting near Holme in Norfolk and running via Thetford and Newmarket, it also passed through the village of Ickleton, just a few miles east of Chrishall and through Heydon to the west. It ran through the chalk hills south of the A505 to Royston and on to Dunstable and Luton on its way to Wiltshire. In reality it was often a series of trackways running roughly parallel with each other along the wide chalk ridge.