Along Greywell Road and the motorway

The full 37 and half miles from the Wey to Basingstoke Past Frog Lane the canal passed through a small copse before emerging onto this field, which of course was bisected by the canal when it existed. The upper section of field that has been turned over actually marks where the canal was as it ran along the boundary between […]

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Penny Bridge, Little Tunnel & Frog Lane

The full 37 and half miles from the Wey to Basingstoke End of canal at Penny Bridge – and just a few hundred yards beyond this point is Little Tunnel This is the end of the Basingstoke Canal, as we know it, at Penny (or Penney) Bridge, although there is no such bridge now. From here to Basingstoke is about […]

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From Greywell tunnel to Brick Kiln Bridge

The full 37 and half miles from the Wey to Basingstoke The narrows where the tunnel portal originally stood. This end of the tunnel has disappeared by about 25 yards Two views of the portal at Greywell tunnel The canal bed is pretty evident west of the tunnel, sometimes in water and sometimes dry. This large tree has fallen across […]

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Over Greywell Hill to the tunnel’s other end

The full 37 and half miles from the Wey to Basingstoke Above: The footpath leading over Greywell Hill is not the original boat horse route. The first bit from Greywell Tunnel’s eastern portal is a new section that takes one over the top of the tunnel, past this fencing and rather attractive hedging and near to the main part of […]

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The 5 miles beyond Greywell to Basingstoke

The lost section from Greywell to Basingstoke The Basingstoke Canal’s lost section officially begins at Penny Bridge where the jurdiscion of the Canal Authority ends. Since the section of canal from Greywell westwards is in no way navigable, we begin the ‘lost section’ at Greywell itself. No boats have been through the tunnel since 1913, and although the tunnel collapsed […]

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Basingstoke Canal – North Warnborough and Greywell

The full 37 and half miles from the Wey to Basingstoke Loopy branch near Lodge Lane (bridge in distance) Much of the Basingstoke Canal between Odiham and North Warnborough crosses land which used to be known as the Royal Deer Park. This was managed from Odiham Castle and the fields covered 200 hectacres. It was used for over 600 years […]

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Basingstoke Canal – Barley Mow to Odiham

The full 37 and half miles from the Wey to Basingstoke The many bridges on this section are because zealous landlowners demanded these be built to give access to villages (that were on the verge of becoming uninhabitated.) Despite their early obsolency they have proved to be an attractive feature of this section Thatched Cottage scene near Stacey’s Bridge Stacey’s […]

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Basingstoke Canal – Chequers bridge to Barley Mow

The full 37 and half miles from the Wey to Basingstoke WW2 Army Defences: The whole length of the Basingstoke between Chequers Bridge and Tundry Pond is littlered with the remains of military defences. As well as the traditional pill box, there are tank traps. These were designed to stop enemy tanks from crossing the canal Tank traps near Chequers […]

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Basingstoke Canal – Fleet & Crookham

The full 37 and half miles from the Wey to Basingstoke Pondtail Bridges. The older bridge is actually the second one on the site, whilst the newer one was built in 1967. Perseverance the dregder ended its days here, and is now at the Boat Museum in Ellesmere Port. The plaque is found on the older of the Pondtail bridges. […]

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Basingstoke Canal – Ash lock to Norris Hill

The full 37 and half miles from the Wey to Basingstoke The canal above Ash lock is known as the Hampshire length, and it has been navigable in its entirety since 1984 all the way to the Whitewater (King Johns Castle) winding hole, and it is a pleasure to cruise or walk along. Because of the restrictions on the locks […]

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