this was the route from the Manor House to the Church and the remains of three earlier bridges can be seen under the present one.
You are now in Tournament Field which was once many years ago the Norman manor's fish ponds, and later a jousting area. Go diagonally left up the hill to the wooden gate that leads into the churchyard. There you can inspect the Gateway. The church itself contains fine alabaster memorials to the Peyto family, the lords of the demolished manor you have left behind on top of the hill. Follow the path round the church to the south porch, and leave the churchyard by the main path.
(For a shorter walk back to Harbury 3B (3.25 miles) gpx file
Turn Left and shortly beyond the church take the Kissing Gate on the left into the field and cross the first field heading slightly to the right. Then in the second field head slightly left to the mature oak tree and up to the hedge. Cross through the kissing gate into the next field and head uphill with the lake about 300 metres to your left. The field is so large you need to climb uphill keeping a slightly left bias and then head for the metal gate at the far side of the field; this is to the left of the houses. Go through the small gate onto the road, Beggar’s Lane, and turn right past the futuristic house and bungalow. A footpath emerges on your left. Go through the kissing gate and follow the footpath. You are now on the last stretches of walk 4 which takes you onto Bush Heath lane and then you cross that to a footpath which takes you back to the village playing fields and on to the village hall).
For the longer walks - turn left and follow the road, keeping the lake on your right. The public road ends at the gate and cattle grid ahead. Go through the hunting gate and continue up the farm road - you are now on the "Thwaites Estate".