This short leisurely Hampshire walk explores the Dogmersfield Estate and the Basingstoke Canal. Perfect for an afternoon stroll after Sunday lunch.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(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.
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0 - Start: car park opposite Barleymow Inn
1 : mi 1.17 - alt. mi 1.17 - Sprat's Hatch Bridge
2 : mi 1.76 - alt. mi 1.76 - Tundry Pond
D/A : mi 3.23 - alt. mi 3.23 - Finish: car park opposite Barleymow Inn
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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Global average : 4.33/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 4/5
Thank you for your feedback on the walk description, we've made the changes you suggested to the wording
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."
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Global average : 4.33 / 5
Date of walk
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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