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Dogmersfield and the Basingstoke Canal

MODERATE 5 reviews

Dogmersfield and the Basingstoke Canal is a 7.9 kilometer loop trail located near Hook, Hampshire, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
7.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
124 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

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A 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.

hiking
11 days ago

Lovely walk and a pub at the end. What’s not to like?

7 months ago

Fantastic walk. I know the canal extremely well but this walk included some area around the canal I had never been. Had a picnic by Tundry pond. Was so nice and foraged sweet chestnuts.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Completed this walk twice now and is one of my favourites. Had lovely lunch at the Barley Mow which is also dog friendly in part of the pub.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Absolutely loved this walk!! Especially the pigs, we too got confused by the zig zag hedges but got there in the end.

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