Around Dogmersfield on the Basingstoke Canal (short walk)

This short leisurely Hampshire walk explores the Dogmersfield Estate and the Basingstoke Canal. Perfect for an afternoon stroll after Sunday lunch.

Technical sheet
No. 293182
A Winchfield walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 20/11/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h35[?]
Distance Distance : 3.23mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 85ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 69ft
Highest point Highest point : 295ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 240ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Winchfield
Starting point Starting point : N 51.278267° / W 0.886117°
Download : -
Basingstoke canal

Description

(D/A) The starting point is the public car park opposite the Barleymow Inn, just a few yards along Sprat's Hatch Lane, grid reference SU777538. Walk up to the Basingstoke Canal from the car park and turn right, under Sprat's Hatch Lane and following the towpath under Stacey's Bridge and Basely's Bridge all the way to the Sprat's Hatch Bridge.

(1) Cross over the bridge and follow the footpath past Sprat's Hatch Farm. Shortly after the path turns sharp left at the farm, look out for a footpath on the right adjacent to the big iron gates to the estate. Follow this path, fenced at either side with pigs, cows and assorted farm animals to see until it joins the main drive.

(2) Go left when the main drive reaches a T-junction, then pass through the metal gate that leads to Tundry Pond. Walk along the bank of this lovely lake all the way to the woods at the far end. Here turn right and follow the path over the canal bridge. Once across the bridge, take the towpath on the left back to the start point.

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 246ft - Start: car park opposite Barleymow Inn
1 : mi 1.17 - alt. 269ft - Sprat's Hatch Bridge
2 : mi 1.76 - alt. 253ft - Tundry Pond
D/A : mi 3.23 - alt. 249ft - Finish: car park opposite Barleymow Inn

Useful Information

This leisurely walk (ideal for working off Sunday lunch) has the advantages of starting and finishing at a pub and has no hills to climb! It passes through the Dogmersfield estate and past the picturesque Tundry Pond.

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Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.73/5
Number of opinions : 5
Description quality : 4.8/5
Routemap quality : 4.6/5
Walk interest : 4.8/5


Walker
on Mon 07 Sep 2020 19:39:17 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 22/08/20
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Great easy walk for the whole family. Will be trying the longer route next time.


Walker
on Mon 20 Jul 2020 09:43:54 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 06/07/20
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Beautiful walk along the canal and through countryside. Simple directions and total lack of road walking made for an exceptionally enjoyable walk.


Walker
on Mon 22 Jun 2020 13:32:14 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 22/06/20
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

Beautiful, waterside gentle wall.
Perfect family walk on a sunny afternoon.


Walker
on Sun 22 Sep 2019 11:53:44 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 21/09/19
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Very good

A fabulous leisurely walk. A perfect Indian summer day contributed, as did the occasional passing craft on the canal. Would recommend this!


Walker
on Mon 02 Jul 2018 20:53:37 CEST

Thank you for your feedback on the walk description, we've made the changes you suggested to the wording


Walker
on Mon 02 Jul 2018 10:32:06 CEST

In the section just before Tundry Pond, the instruction "Shortly afterwards a metal gate to the left leads to Tundry Pond" is misleading. A better description would read "Go left when the main drive hits a T-junction, then pass through the metal gate that leads to Tundry Pond."


Walker
on Fri 19 Jan 2018 12:44:51 CET

Thank you for your feedback on this walk! If you would like to make any suggestions for re-wording the walk description to make it clearer for other hikers, it would be most welcome


Walker
on Tue 16 Jan 2018 20:38:06 CET

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 07/01/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

The map was accurate however the wording in the description of the walk could have been a explanatory as found it a little vague in places. Overall the walk was nice and incorporates some nice scenery en route, would do this walk again

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