Basingstoke Canal

Kent, England

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About Basingstoke Canal

The Basingstoke Canal runs for 32 miles from Greywell Village in Hampshire to Woodham in Surrey. It is only navigable from the junction with the River Wey Navigation at Woodham to St John’s Castle, Odiham (a distance of 50.2 km / 32.1mi). On this stretch, there are 29 locks which raise the canal 59.4 m (195 ft) over a 27 km (17 mi) stretch. The section from Odiham to the original terminus in Basingstoke is derelict. All craft using the canal must obtain a licence from the Basingstoke Canal Authority.

A public boat trip, lasting around 45 minutes, runs from the Canal Visitor Centre at Mytchett. Fishing is available by permit from the middle of June to mid-March and is controlled by the Basingstoke Canal Angling Association. It’s possible to walk or cycle almost the full length of the canal along the towpath.

Kent, England
Latitude: 51.299669, Longitude: -0.722418

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