This walk combines easy road-walking with footpaths through farmed fields that can be somewhat muddy during wet weather. Estimated time to walk is approximately 1 hour from start to finish, although it’s worth lingering to look for signs of Roe Deer or Muntjak along the way.
Starting from Claydon’s St James the Great Church, walk South along Main Street, down Appletree Road, over the canal bridge, then over the stile by the metal farm gate immediately to your right.
Follow the footpath diagonally across the field (directed by the yellow arrow/white and white arrow/green discs), across the small bridge over the brook, along the right-hand edges of two fields, then through a gap in-between high hedges.
Stay on this footpath for around 30 metres to an intersection of paths.
Turn left and follow this bridleway route across two fields, then along the left-hand edge of a third (where fallen acorns and oak leaves adorn the path in autumn).
Keep following the blue arrow/white disc sign as it directs you on a slight diagonal across an open field to meet Appletree Road, where you turn left and follow the road back to the canal bridge and then to Claydon.