A short history of Odiham
The Domesday Book describes Odiham in detail. Attractive buildings provide a long term link to work, worship and recreation of previous centuries.
North Warnborough is the complementary village within the Parish. It boasts the castle from which King John set out for Runnymede to sign the Magna Carta.
North Warnborough Green, Odiham Common and the Basingstoke Canal are Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Orchids, herbs, dragonflies, aquatic diversity and other wildlife are famous here.
You can see signs of the agricultural heritage in small fields where animals still graze. There are also many surviving public houses and high street restaurants. These will provide food, drink and somewhere to rest after enjoying a walk through the Parish.
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Start at Odiham High Street. Take FP 18, which runs beside and behind The George and out into the Deer Park. Follow FP 18 over the canal and out through Lodge Farm. Continue north along FP 25 over the fields (there is a Roman Villa buried nearby) to reach woods of Bartley Heath near the M3.
Take FP 64 and FP 15 to the Gravel Pits. Follow the wooded FP 30 (West Lane) southeast to Tunnel Lane and cross the footbridge over the River Whitewater. Take FP 10 and FP 11 to emerge on The Street. Locate the beginning of FP 7 and continue to Odiham. Take FP 31 which will enable you to finish in the Bury near All Saints Church.