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Written by Jason Rodhouse - 04 Sep 2006
last update by Mark Bearton - 11 Mar 2009
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Location notes
Clattercote is a quiet location in rural Oxfordshire. The location is on the Chiltern line Between Leamington Spa and Banbury.
Railway type and traffic
The majority of the traffic is multiple units run by Chiltern Railways and Virgin Cross Country Services.
DB Schenker and Freightliner provide frequent freight movements
The location itself is in the remote countryside, and is very much open to the elements.
Road directions
The location is off the A423 which runs between Banbury and Coventry, and is about half way between Banbury and Southam near Fenny Compton.
If travelling from Banbury, you need to take the first right into Claydon before you reach Fenny Compton.
If you are travelling from the other direction, you need to take the second left 'after' Fenny Compton.

As you approach the village of Claydon, you will pass under a railway bridge, and as you continue uphill, you will see a space to park your car on the left hand side. Once parked, you need to take the public footpath on the opposite side of the road. This will lead you to the location which is a small crossing on the line.

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Clattercote map co-ordinates
Despite ample room for parking, your car will not be visible once at the location.
Public transport
Service 510 runs three times a day from Banbury to Claydon village and return, currently at 0940, 1140 and 1410 from Banbury and operated by Geoff Amos' Coaches.
Travelline Midlands will provide more information

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You can get a cup of tea from the Bygone museum in Claydon, and there are a couple of good pubs in nearby Fenny Compton. Also, 'The Avon' in nearby Avon Dassett is highly recommended.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.

Googly map
Streetmap links
Clattercote general view map
Clattercote close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary

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Photographic notes
It is possible to photograph from both sides of the line, although assuming the light conditions are right, the best shots are obtained if you cross the line.

General views - All photographs © Jason Rodhouse unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north west

Fig 1 - Looking north west

Fig 2 - Looking south east

Fig 2 - Looking south east

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