The village is on the B1038 (Buntingford) road and is midway between the larger villages of Newport and Clavering. The nearest town is Saffron Walden, some 5 miles (8 km) away. Stansted Airport is approximately 10 miles (16 km) away.
The parish was part of the Saffron Walden Rural District from 1894 until 1974.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Wicken Bonhunt.