Frimley & Mychett

Places around the Basingstoke Canal
The Basingstoke Canal bisects these two communites. There is quite a lot to see and do around these places and the canal forms the link between many places of interest here
First off is Frimley Park. This sits alongside the western edge of the Basinstoke Canal and occupies most of the western space between Guildford Road brodge and the canal centre

Frimley Lodge minature railway

Frimley Lodge minature railway – unusual arrangement having both turntable and a traverser

On the north side of Frimley Lodge Park, almost adjacent to the Basingastoke Canal at Guildford Road bridge (seen at right of picture with car crossing over) is the Kings Head, a Harvester Pub

Signpost giving useful distances at the canal centre

Plaque denoting the re-opening in 1991 – there are several of these at strategic locations along the canal

Canal rangers at the Canal centre’s shop and reception. The centre has a number of faclities, including a camping site, rowing boats, pedalos, trip boats and day boats for hire. The canal’s history is detailed on the walls of the centre, with old photographs and a detailed map covering the canal route across three walls

Map of start of Basingstoke canal on wall
Weblink: Basingstoke Canal Visitor Centre
Near the centre is Potters Pool, technically another flash formed by the waters from the canal. Its a wildlife haven and access to it is not signposted, but if one can reach it they wil be rewarded with things like the narrow casueway and makeshift bridge across the pool

Crude bridge linking the separated halves of the causeway in the middle of Potters Pool

Wharfenden Lake – Vikram’s Kishti floating restaurant

Wharfenden Lake – The Kingfisher Steak House – with boat moorings available

Pre Basingstoke Canal Authority sign forbidding motorcycles
Intro / Byfleet – Woodham Locks / Woodham – St. Johns / St. Johns – Hermitage / Brookwood – Pirbright / Deepcut Flight / Deepcut – Frimley / Basingstoke Canal Centre / Great Bottom – Ash / Ash lock – Norris Hill / Fleet – Crookham / Chequers – Barley Mow / Barley Mow – Odiham / Odiham – Greywell