The Basingstoke Canal Visitor Centre
The Canal Visitor Centre at Mytchett is the perfect place to start exploring the canal or simply relax and watch the boats pass by.
Our facilities overlook the picturesque canal and include an information point and gift shop, tearoom, picnic area, children's 'trailblazer' play area, function room and a campsite.
Public boat trips are available throughout the summer, please contact the Canal Centre for dates and times or check our Facebook page.
You can also purchase boat licences and fishing licences to use the canal.
Outside, the children's ‘Trailblazer’ play area is a great place for kids to let off steam, and our picnic tables overlooking the canal are a great to enjoy a picnic while you take in the view.
There is plenty of free parking and the towpath is easily accessible from the Canal Centre, so why not start your journey from here.
The separate, and independently operated, Canal Café overlooks the picnic and play area and offers a wide range of fresh hot and cold food. It is open weekends and most week days from 9.30am to 3pm (or later in high season). Please call 01252 669000 for their current opening times.
Basingstoke Canal Authority
Mytchett Place Road, Mytchett
Surrey GU16 6DD
tel 01252 370073 | fax 01252 371758
Canal Visitor Centre opening times
Easter to September
- Tues - Sun, 10.30am - 4.45pm
October to March
- Tues - Thu, 10.30am - 4pm
- Fri - 10.30am - 3.45pm