Amenities

Playing Field – Claydon’s largest and most widely used resource. This land was purchased by the village and is currently under the custodianship of the Parish Council. The main field is approximately 0.5 hectares. A dedicated secure play area for children up to the age of 12 has been created and recently benefited from the addition of multi-play equipment. The Playing Field hosts the village’s main outdoor events, including the Summer Event / Dog Show and the bonfire / firework night. Events are run / managed by the Playing Field Management Committee. Users of the Playing Field who have dogs, can obtain a supply of ‘Dog Poop Bags’ by contacting Julie Cozze-Young on (01295) 690139

Allotments – Several allotments next to the Playing Field may be rented and are managed by the Parish Council. Check with the Parish Clerk for current availability. An allotment application form can be downloaded here. If anyone is interested in taking on a plot from 2013 please contact David Hill (chairman) on (01295) 690452 or email the Parish Clerk. Annual rent per plot is £5.

Oxford Canal – Passing just outside the village to the south-east, the Oxford Canal arrived in the 1780s linking the Midlands with London. Claydon Locks mark the descent of the canal towards Banbury and the towpath is popular with ramblers, dogwalkers and cyclists alike. Access is from the Appletree Road adjacent to Claydon Middle Lock.

Clattercote Reservoir – This 21 acres (8.5 ha) lake is surrounded by a wooden boardwalk and is a haven for wildlife. Access from the Mollington Road.