Ivinghoe Beacon to Knettishall Heath
a 110 mile walk along the oldest road in Britain

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Getting Around

Railway Services

Much of the route is quite close to the railway with fairly frequent services at most stations except on Sundays, when some lines have a very limited service only. There is a reasonable railway link between Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock, Royston, Great Chesterford, Dullingham (for Stetchworth), Newmarket, Kennett (for Kentford) and Thetford. Some of these connections will involve changes at Cambridge or Ely. There are also useful stations providing access to the route at Tring, Luton (bus to Dunstable) and Harlington.

National Rail enquiry line - 03457 48 49 50

Bus Services

It is important to realise that bus services to many of the rural communities along the route are few and far between - and these are often only weekday school and commuter services. County Councils provide travel information services which can be contacted as below.


Bus Service Operators

0344 800 44 11

0871 7818718  Phone bookings incur a £2.50 booking fee. (calls to this number cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge)

01223 433250


County Council Travel Information Services

0300 300 8085

01296 395000

0345 045 5200

0345 603 7631 

0300 123 4050

0344 800 8020

0345 6066171