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|Dogmersfield and the Basingstoke Canal|
|Author: Claire, Published: 11 Jun 2011||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A 5 mile walk across the fields and along the lanes around Dogmersfield, a small peaceful village in Hampshire. There’s plenty of water to enjoy with the Basingstoke Canal running through the area and a beautiful lake (Tundry Pond) situated in the grounds of Dogmersfield House. Dogmersfield House was originally built by the St John-Mildmays in 1727 and is now a hotel. |
The walk is relatively flat and includes a one mile section along the Baskingstoke Canal towpath. The paths are very narrow in places and they cross numerous fields so they could be very muddy in wet weather. The walk also includes a total of 16 stiles (if we counted correctly!) of varying heights and designs. Our dog managed to negotiate all of these easily as many of them have adjacent gaps for dogs to pass through. Only one caused some concern with barbed wire along all fence edges.
Parking is available in the 'Basingstoke Canal Barley Mow Car Park and Slip Way' public car park which is opposite the Barleymow Inn just a short distance along Sprat's Hatch Lane. Approximate post code RG27 8ZZ.
|Along the Basingstoke Canal|
Start point: 51.2777 lat, -0.8857 long
Walk up to the Basingstoke Canal from the car park and turn right, under Sprat’s Hatch Lane. Follow the towpath for about one mile (take care as it is narrow at times) as it passes under Stacey’s Bridge and then Basely’s Bridge all the way to the Sprat’s Hatch Bridge. Look out for the large horse sculpture in one of the gardens on the opposite side of the canal.
|Cross the canal|
Start point: 51.2679 lat, -0.9042 long
Leave the canal towpath up the small incline and turn left to cross over Sprat’s Hatch bridge. Follow the footpath as it passes Sprat’s Hatch Farm.
Start point: 51.2668 lat, -0.9013 long
Pass through the kissing gate and follow this path, with fenced small farm paddocks at either side (holding very friendly pigs when we were walking) until it joins the main drive. Follow the main drive further into the estate and follow the bend to the left. Pass through a metal gate onto the banks of Tundry Pond.
Start point: 51.2662 lat, -0.8943 long
Turn right and walk along the bank of the beautiful lake all the way down to the woods at the far end.
|Crossing farm land|
Start point: 51.2626 lat, -0.8863 long
Cross the road and the footpath continues on the other side over another stile and through a field of crops. Cross the stile at the far end of the field and enter a path enclosed by fences each side. Follow the enclosed path as it goes to the right, then left, then right and crosses another stile into a quiet lane.
|Towards Crookham Village|
Start point: 51.2609 lat, -0.8765 long
Cross the field of crops using the yellow arrow waymarks to guide you. Cross another stile into a small field and out onto a grass and stoney path. Follow this path to the right as it becomes Stroud Lane passing Willow Cottage and a row of other houses.
Start point: 51.2645 lat, -0.8676 long
Cross the stile opposite this thatched garage onto the footpath and follow it keeping the boundary hedge to your right towards Brook Meadow Farm.
|Through Pilcot Farm|
Start point: 51.2694 lat, -0.872 long
Turn left onto Dogmersfield Road through the traffic calming measure and cross the road to find the narrow footpath on the right following a stream.
|Back to Pale Lane|
Start point: 51.2758 lat, -0.8733 long
Follow this path and at the end turn through a gap between two trees on the left. Here you’ll see a conservation walks sign and map.
|Past the Barleymow Inn|
Start point: 51.2789 lat, -0.8834 long
Turn left onto Pale Lane and follow this past the Barleymow Inn (which serves food and drink and does welcome dogs into the bar area).
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2011 by the author clairesharpuk and may not be reproduced without permission.
Fantastic walk, it has a bit of everything and the pigs are very friendly
|By concept on 02 Sep 2012|
We had to change direction towards the end of the walk as there was an electric fence. We walked up to the farm instead and walked to the main road down the farm lane.
|By suve123 on 25 May 2014|
pay attention to the zig zag hedge comment, I got confused initially but worked it out. lovely walk!
|By mills on 05 Oct 2014|
Top walk. Nice pint in Barley Mow at end too!
|By bfddld on 27 Oct 2014|
Absolutely loved this walk!! Especially the pigs, we too got confused by the zig zag hedges but got there in the end.
|By pob75 on 16 Nov 2014|
Great walk, but no pigs this time. Really lovely autumn leaf colour and excellent lunch at the Barley Mow at the end.
|By CarolJ on 24 Oct 2016|
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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