The southern part of the Icknield Way Trail passes through the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Further details on a promotional leaflet which was updated in the summer of 2012.
Wherever possible the Icknield Way Trail follows the walkers route, the Icknield Way path, but diverges at several locations to ensure the Icknield Way Trail follows bridleways, byways and where necessary roads. Whereas walkers can pass over footpaths and therefore can access more direct and/or scenic routes.
The OS maps are a little confused and may show both the Icknield Way Trail and the Icknield Way path without distinguishing them. Both routes are described as the Icknield Way Trail. Always worth using a current OS map to identify the route.
There are some sections of the riding route which are still under development - and may be for some years - these are highlighted on the relevant route page