The walk starts at the Village Hall (P). Turn left and follow South Parade into Park Lane. With Chapel Street on your right the village cemetery is on the left which is a peaceful graveyard containing some 19th century grave-stones and mature trees. Walking on along Park Lane, the back of the village school is on the right, and then further down you pass one of the premier sights any village might have to offer, the Elizabethan Manor. This was the reason that the Harbury Society was established: to prevent its threatened demolition.
Having had a good look at this house from the gateway, (so worthwhile preserving), walk on and take the next right into Farm Street. The first pub is on the corner opposite (the Old New inn) sadly closed in 2017. Its future is as housing. Walk up Farm Street which has a number of the village’s original houses built in Harbury stone. Hill cottage is a lovely example at the far end on the left. It has its own well.
Turn right into Mill Street. This is lined with mainly “modern” houses. The village garage (a quaint legacy) and the current doctor’s surgery are on your left. Just beyond this take the footpath off to the left alongside Trice’s farm. This farm at the centre of our village has retained a herd of pedigree dairy cows and provides immediate rural charms on the edge of our village.
At the end of this footpath climb over a stile and turn right along the path which runs parallel to the village. Cross two stiles. This is where the path crosses the route that the cows take for milking and can be mucky underfoot. Then after a short distance another stile is crossed to enter a paddocked area. Turn right and follow the footpath up the side of one of these. At the top, as you pass the first house on your right, look left to see the collection of army vehicles parked in the stables.