The canal provides an ideal setting to explore the area, whether it be on the water or by foot.
Everyday many people use a section of the canal to walk along. It may be part of their daily route or just an occasional stroll in the evening.
Walking along the towpath allows you to observe the wildlife and take in the tranquil atmosphere; an ideal way to spend part of your day. Access points are frequent and there are pubs every few miles if required.
Please note that there is a towpath closure between Blacksmiths Bridge to Chatter Alley. Fencing has been erected at both ends of the closure which we strongly urge towpath users to adhere to. The area is inspected on a regular basis by County Council staff to monitor the slippage and closure. Further updates will be published upon investigation.
Approximate mileages from the River Wey to Basingstoke Town Centre
|River Wey Navigation||0.00|
|Woodham Lock 1||0.25|
|Woodham Lock 6||1.75|
|Monument Bridge , Woking||3.25|
|Chertsey Road Bridge||3.50|
|Chobham Road Bridge||4.00|
|St John’s Lock 7||5.25|
|St John’s Lock 11||5.62|
|Brookwood Lock 12||7.25|
|Deepcut Lock 15||8.37|
|Deepcut Lock 28 (Frimley Lock)||10.50|
|Canal Centre, Mytchett||12.50|
|Ash Vale Station||13.75|
|Ash Lock 29||15.87|
|Farnborough Road Bridge||17.37|
|Pondtail Bridges , Fleet||20.12|
|Reading Road Wharf , Fleet||21.12|
|Barley Mow Bridge , Winchfield||26.37|
|Broad Oak Bridge||28.37|
|Colt Hill Wharf||29.87|
|Swan Bridge , North Warnborough||31.00|
|Greywell Tunnel (east)||32.00|
|Greywell Tunnel (west)||32.75|
|Brickworks Arm, Up Nately||33.38|
|Brick Kiln Bridge||33.50|
|Little Tunnel Bridge (no path currently exists)||34.00|
|Basing House Bridge (no path currently exists)||35.12|
|Basingstoke Town Centre (no path currently exists)||37.00|