Odiham Canal & Castle Walk
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- All the family
- Under 5s
- School age
Odiham Castle lies on the banks of the Basingstoke Canal, but was built long before the canal existed.
The Castle, with its surrounding defensive ditches, was built between 1207 and 1214. The site was probably chosen by King John as a convenient point between his strongholds at Winchester and Windsor. Odiham being a good stopping place on the two day ride between them.
This walk from Hampshire County Council starts at Odiham Wharf and is a figure of 8 taking in the canal. The whole loop is 5 miles long, however you can start at any point and create a shorter walk. Find a helpful map and directions here.