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Basingstoke Canal

Description of Basingstoke Canal: The canal is being restored but the top five miles of the canal bed (to Basingstoke Wharf) have been sold.

History of Basingstoke Canal: Promoted by an Act of 1778. Opened in 1794. Original company wound-up in 1869. Winding-up order found to be invalid in 1910.
For more details see the History page.

Navigation Authority: : Basingstoke Canal Authority, Canal Centre, Mytchett Place Road, Mytchett, Surrey GU16 6DD : Telephone 01252 370073 : Fax 01252 371758 :

Website: http://www.basingstoke-canal.co.uk/

Cruising the Basingstoke Canal at Heathvale Bridge

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  • Galleon Marine Narrowboat hire on the Basingstoke Canal.
  • The John Pinkerton trip boat The Surrey & Hampshire Canal Society's trip boat on the Basingstoke Canal.
  • Basingstoke Canal Boating Club
  • Canal Navigations A site covering some of the unique canals found in Britian
  • Accessible Boating Association Operate 2 boats, Dawn (available for self steering by experienced Helmsmen but usually hired with a skipper) and Madam Butterfly (self-steer only). Both craft have facilities for disabled passengers.
  • The Basingstoke Canal Authority Guardians of the Basingstoke Canal.
  • The Basingstoke Canal Society As the guardian of the Basingstoke Canal, the Society promotes and campaigns for the sustainable future of the Canal as a navigation. Through the John Pinkerton Canal Cruises operation, it also raises money which is used to fund maintenance and improvement works undertaken by Society voluntary work parties.

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Lock Sizes and maximum craft dimensions of Basingstoke Canal: Length 72 feet, beam 13 feet 6 inches. NOTE: For more details of maximum lock and craft sizes and the basis of these figures see Craft and Lock Sizes Page

Basingstoke Canal: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Woodham Junction

Junction with River Wey River Wey junction

0

0

N

TQ055620

187

Woodham Bottom Lock No 1

Locks 2,3,4, and 5 follow.

0.3

1

N

TQ051618

176

Woodham Top Lock No 6

1.5

6

N

TQ033609

186

Sheerwater Turn

2.3

6

N

TQ021606

186

Maybury Hill Bridge

3

6

N

TQ015597

186

Wheatsheaf Bridge, Woking

3.9

6

N

TQ005591

186

Goldsworth Bottom Lock No 7

Locks 8, 9 and 10 follow

5.3

7

N

SU986582

175

Goldsworth Top Lock No 12

The Row Barge Inn

5.6

11

N

SU980580

186

Brookwood Bottom Lock No 12

Brookwood Lock No 13 follows

7.4

12

N

SU957572

175

Brookwood Top Lock No 14

7.5

14

N

SU955572

186

Frimley Lock Bottom No 15

Locks 16 to 27 follow at regular intervals

8.6

15

N

SU942568

175

Frimley Top Lock No 28

10.5

28

N

SU911565

175

Frimley Green Bridge

The King's Head Inn, B3012 road bridge

11.9

28

N

SU891564

186

Mytchet Lake

13.3

28

N

SU892542

186

Ash Vale Railway Station

Great Bottom Flash and railway bridge

13.8

28

N

SU894533

186

Ash Lock No 29

Start of the long pound, 15 miles navigable.

16

29

N

SU880518

186

Aldershot, Main Road Bridge

A325 Aldershot to Farnborough road

17.8

29

N

SU862523

186

Pondtail Bridge

A323 road bridge

20.6

29

N

SU823536

186

Fleet, B3013 road bridge

21.6

29

N

SU808536

186

Crockham

The Chequers Inn

23.6

29

N

SU796516

186

Crondall Bridge

23.9

29

N

SU791517

186

Grubb's Farm Bridge

The Barley Mow

25.5

29

N

SU777520

186

Pilcot Bridge (Inn)

26.8

29

N

SU777537

186

Broad Oak Bridge

28.5

29

N

SU753520

186

Odiham Bridge

New Inn

29

29

N

SU746516

186

North Warnborough Bridge

The Swan Inn

30.1

29

N

SU731517

186

Greywell Tunnel East End

The Fox and Goose Inn. The tunnel is impassable due to a roof fall.

31.1

29

U

SU718514

186

Up Nateley Bridge

32.6

29

U

SU698521

186

NOTE: N and U in the Navigable column above indicates that the node is navigable or unnavigable. If a D appears here it means that navigation is difficult or restricted to smaller craft.

 

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