Warwickshire Towpath and Countryside Walk.
Simply head north on the canal towpath soon passing Napton Locks - the towpath was in reasonable condition and the countryside is beautiful. You get nice views of Napton on the Hill as the towpath winds below it - eventually the Grand Union joins the Oxford Canal at Napton Junction. From the junction the towpath at the time was in a very poor state - heavily overgrown and various bits had collapsed. Eventually Lower Shuckburgh's church comes into view across fields on the right - shortly after this you reach Bridge 104 - leave the canal here. Cross the bridge and walk up to Lower Shuckburgh and it's pretty church
(St. John the Baptist) - an ideal place for a lunch break. Quite unusually there is no seating at the church or around the cemetery so perhaps use the wide steps by the front door for a quiet sit. From the church cross the main road and take the footpath opposite - the path heads up and across a field towards a farm and then continues past it on the right.
After crossing a small muddy stream continue heading upwards to reach a fire beacon. Continue on up to reach a cross path - divert left because hidden up in the trees is a really pretty church - Upper Shuckburgh. From the church walk back on the path to reach a wood edge - now continue up hill to reach beacon
hill and a trig point. Continue to the wood edge and then turn right - this path undulates across two fields to reach a small road. Go left and then immediately right on another path again crossing fields to another road. Turn right and then shortly left on another road - look out for a path on the right a little way down the road - this path goes left of a sports area and then climbs up eventually on a small road to a t-junction.
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