Walking and cycling the towpath
The Basingstoke Canal offers 32 miles of pleasant walking, jogging or cycling alongside one of the most beautiful canals in Britain. At the junction with the River Wey Navigation, you could continue north to Weybridge or south to Guildford alongside the River Wey.
We hope you will enjoy exploring the canal but we do ask that you follow the 'share the space, drop your pace’ ® code which promotes considerate sharing of the towpath by all users.
® Canal & River Trust
The six point code for the towpath is as follows:
Pedestrians have priority
Be courteousto others; be careful and slow down
Keep dogs under control and clean up after them
Cyclists and runners give way to pedestrians
All cyclists to dismount and give way at bridges
Pay attention and don't block the towpath
The towpath is ideal for family walks, runs, rides and picnics, but please remember that the water is cold and deep, so stay away from the edge.
These stations are all fairly near to the canal so you could plan a return journey by train.
Hook, Winchfield, Fleet, Aldershot, Ash, Ash Vale, North Camp, Brookwood, Woking and West Byfleet.
Weybridge and Guildford which serve the River Wey.
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|