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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

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.

Download map showing closure and alternate routes  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 953kB

 

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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