Basingstoke Canal


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.

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Approximate mileages from the River Wey to Basingstoke Town Centre

Location Miles
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