Old Basing Circular

United Kingdom

The Old Basing Circular (2.8kms) is a shorter section of The Basing Trail (11.3kms) which features the highlights of the lovely Old Basing section. This walk features the historic Barton's Mill which is now a lovely pub where you can still view the mill wheels and water race, the River Loddon and the Railway Viaduct that crosses it, St. Mary's Church, Basingstoke Common and finally the historic collection at Basing House including The Great Barn & the ruins of Basing House itself and the older early 12th century motte and bailey castle's earthwork defences.

Heritage Sites
Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

How do you get to the start of the walk?

Can start at multiple points around the trail but the Barton's Mill carpark makes for a nice starting and finishing point.


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Maps of Old Basing

Route/Trail notes

A detailed description of the walk!

From Bartons Mill follow the River Loddon upstream under the Railway Viaduct before turning left and following the small path that pops out onto Bexmoor which you shall follow up to St. Mary's Church. Then take the path heading roughly south until you cross Crown Lane and enter Basingstoke Common. You will follow the path up hill along the Basing House grounds boundary where you may get a peak at the ruins of Basing House and the old castle earthworks before taking the path downhill also along the Basing House grounds boundary to Redbridge Lane which you will turn right onto and follow until Basing Road where you shall turn left onto before turning almost immediately right to the football that traces the River Loddon back to your starting point.


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