South of England Basset Hound Walk – Alice Holt

Last Weekend I was at the South of England Basset Hound walk set the historical Alice Holt Forest which is located on the Hampshire/Surrey border.

The South of England Basset Hound Club hold a number of walks around the South of England including Studland Bay and Swanage by the beach. Generally we get a great response and occasionally have other hound owners wanting to join in on the action, it’s a wonderful opportunity to have a great family day out.

Lead, ready. Biscuits, ready. Camera, ready. Basset, ready. Off we go!


The walk was very successful with minimal muddy puddles and escapee Bassets and a fun afternoon was had by all! If nothing else, it’s always hilarious to see how small children react to Basset Hounds, torn between horror and fascination!

We’re always looking into new ways to get people involved in our shows and walks and whether you show your Bassets or not.

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We are holding another Summer Show & Fun Day on the 28th of July. As usual we hold a Show in the morning and the Fun Day in the afternoon with lots of games involving sausages, biscuits, fancy dress and prizes. What’s not to like? For more information, follow the links at the bottom of this page.

Speaking to one of the walkers, Jonathan Hazan who has two Bassets, Thora and Peggy said;

“It’s great to be able to get together with like-minded basset enthusiasts and share battle stories about our hounds. Thora and Peggy particularly enjoy the attention, pausing briefly to pose for photographs before dashing ahead to lead the pack. Peggy and ThoraAlthough they are seven and eight years’ old, they are still full of energy and if you don’t keep a close eye on them, they will dive into the undergrowth in full pursuit of any small, furry creature that takes their fancy. Luckily, there are plenty of willing volunteers with better behaved bassets on hand to assist with their safe return.”

Interested in getting involved in the various dog walks we hold in the South of England and our fun show? Visit or email our Secretary at 

9 thoughts on “South of England Basset Hound Walk – Alice Holt

    1. Thanks Hannah. Yes, I’m learning a lot along the way and I’m rather enjoying it! Good luck in getting a rescue, any idea what breed you’re looking for?

      1. Thank you 🙂 I’d love to work with animals, it must be very rewarding. I live in an apartment and also have a rabbit so I’m trying to find a small breed that wouldn’t be overly interested in a rabbit! I’ve also had a bit of an obstacle as many rescues require you to have a private garden and mine is communal. I’ll get there eventually, just would love to adopt opposed to buy as there are so many animals needing homes!

        1. Hi Justin case you don’t already know, there is a rescue place called Foal Farm they have many animals that need rejoining well worth a look at website, I’m forever trying to high light their good work as they don’t have a Paul OGrady ( brilliant how he has highlighted the BDH)
          Good luck 🙂

          1. Hi Wendy, haha I assume that comment was meant for me. I got your message via. Twitter, will certainly look into it. I do admire the smaller animal charities, they work incredibly hard and the majority of them do it voluntary.

  1. Yes they are mainly all volunteers and rely heavily on
    The public to help their assortment of animals who need help

  2. to support working meets and to foster friendliness and co-operation between Members whether they are interested in Showing or having a Basset Hound as a pet. Membership of the Club includes free Third Party Insurance cover for members and their hounds on a BHC organised event ie. a Show or Branch Functions including walks.

  3. I’m from Kent and my friends have 4 bassets at any one time. They are always talking a their Basset Walks and how they have a great day. I know of Foal Farm, they are local to me and I and can’t speak highly enough of them.

    If I may make a suggestion Hannah, Bichon Frise could be your answer to a smaller breed that would get on with a rabbit in a flat. I’ve got two and they are a wonderful breed 🙂

    Maybe I will meet you on a walk one day Mark, if I can borrow one of my mates bassets lol.

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