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Basingstoke Canal

Walking

Canal walks

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.

Dogmersfield landslip

The towpath in the area of the Dogmersfield landslip (Blacksmiths Bridge to Chatter Alley) was re-opened on 2 May. It will remain open until the end of October 2015 when it will close again for further stabilisation works to take place during winter 2015-16. Please keep to the towpath and do not climb the partially restored banks.

 

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
  • Arthur’s Bridge
    4.75
  • 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
  • Frimley Aqueduct
    11.75
  • Canal Centre, Mytchett
    12.50
  • Mytchett Lake
    13.12
  • Ash Vale Station
    13.75
  • Ash Wharf
    15.00
  • Ash Lock 29
    15.87
  • Farnborough Road Bridge
    17.37
  • Eelmoor Bridge
    18.62
  • Pondtail Bridges , Fleet
    20.12
  • Reading Road Wharf , Fleet
    21.12
  • Malthouse Bridge
    22.25
  • Crookham Wharf
    23.37
  • Barley Mow Bridge , Winchfield
    26.37
  • Broad Oak Bridge
    28.37
  • Colt Hill Wharf
    29.87
  • Swan Bridge , North Warnborough
    31.00
  • Whitewater Aqueduct
    31.50
  • 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
 
 

Walking along the canal towpath

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