Cross over the stile and go left to the stile by the road near the cottage. Why do buttercups seem only to grow on the ridges and not in the furrows?
If you wish to visit Ladbroke with its church and Bell Inn, take the road to the right. The village is very quiet since the bypass was opened in 1985.
To continue this walk, turn left from the stile and follow the road to Deppers Bridge where a left turn over the River Itchen will reveal a stile on the left. Cross the stile and go over the field at the bottom of which the river meanders on its course to its destination with the River Leam at Marton. A stile leads from the field to a green lane at the end of which is the railway line.
Follow the track under the railway and on your right is what used to be the Greaves Cement Works and quarry, the production of cement ceased here in 1970. Keep on the track into Bishops Itchington where, if refreshments are needed, there is a pub - the Butchers Arms.
If returning on foot to Harbury, pass through the village up Fisher Road, left past the Church and up Plough Lane to join walk 7 where it crosses the Harbury road.