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.
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|
|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|