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.
The full walk can be viewed and printed via the iFootpath website - Dogmersfield and the Basingstoke Canal This walk is also available on the iFootpath App.
To book discount train tickets to this location please visit Train Genius