Basingstoke Canal

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. John Cale Canal cruises operate from the Centre hiring out pedalos, canoes as well as rowing boats.

Public boat trips are available throughout the Summer, please contact the Canal Centre for dates and times.

The towpath is easily accessible from the Canal Centre, so why not start your journey from here!

Can Centre shop and informatio point

The Tearoom

The Tearoom overlooks the picnic and play area and offers a wide range of fresh hot and cold food. It's ideal place to rest those weary feet and enjoy some delicious food. The Tearoom is open Monday to Sunday all year.

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!

You can also purchase boat licences and fishing licences to use on the canal.

 
Picnic bench by the canal

Contact

Basingstoke Canal Authority
Canal Centre
Mytchett Place Road, Mytchett
Surrey GU16 6DD

email info@basingstoke-canal.co.uk

tel 01252 370073 | fax 01252 371758

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Canal Visitor Centre opening times

Easter to September

  • Tue - Sun, 10.30am - 4.45pm

October to March

  • Tue - Thu, 10.30am - 4pm
  • Fri, 10.30am - 3.45pm