Claydon House - Middle Claydon - Steeple Claydon - Claydon House

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A walk originally submitted by Ron and Jenny Glynn, revised in 2010 by Mike and Jean Patefield.

From the National Trust car park of Claydon House, Middle Claydon, to visit Steeple Claydon, the whole walk is in lush countryside. The beautiful parkland of Claydon House begins and ends the route, with rich agricultural land and pleasant, quiet pastures in between. The unusual spire of Steeple Claydon Church is seen in the distance on the way to it, but the thrill of actually seeing it at close range surpasses all expectations. Standing in its own lovely setting, St Michael's Church is at the edge of the village, serene yet commanding. Several outlying farms and large houses add particular interest, as does the now disused railway, which was once of great importance to the area. The stately Claydon House, home to the Verney family for over 380 years, stands above stunning landscape, the final encounter of this pleasurable little excursion using permissive paths round the lake.

England - Central England - Buckinghamshire - Countryside

Features

Birds, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Lake/Loch, National Trust, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
29/06/2018 - Dave Cross

Walk was pleasant until we got to WP5. The path to WP6 on the railway line is blocked with chain link fencing and lots of heavy machinery digging large ditch. We couldn't find a way around so ended up going back to WP5 and walking on the road back to WP2 and WP1 and the car park. Couldn't really get near any of the workmen to ask how long the work would take, but think we'll leave this walk for a few months before we try again.

19/05/2014 - J's Walks

This makes for a very relaxed walk with little in the way of height gain! Beautiful wide open views from the start and the option to take in some history of Claydon house make this an interesting adventure. Crossing the Buckinghamshire railway makes for some nice photo opportunities too. If this walk interests you, see the walking video (amongst many others) at jswalks.blogspot.co.uk

27/08/2012 - David Welles

The walk was pleasant even in a light rain until we got to #5. We don't think the farmer had kept open the public way between #5 and #6. There was no clear path. It got even worse from #6 to #7. We could not find any path to the stile across the field. The field had just been ploughed. It was getting dark so we opted to walk through the ploughed field, climb over a gate, and walk on the road until we got to #8

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