The Grand Junction Canal Feeder from Ruislip

Intro & the route to Clack Lane One of two major GJCCo feeders in the London area, this was one of the longest ever built. It traversed the countryside between Ruislip and Hayes The Grand Junction Canal Company built its reservoir at Park Hearn, near Ruislip in 1811. The engineer…

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Ringway to Basingstoke Festival Centre/Bus Station

The full 37 and half miles from the Wey to Basingstoke The canal route marked by trees near Ringway East The tall building is the AA’s headquarters and its known as Fanum House. It has a claim to be the tallest building between London and New York! Nearer and nearer…

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Basing House to Swing Bridge Cottages

The full 37 and half miles from the Wey to Basingstoke The entrance to Basing House. once through the arch, visitors cross the canal bridge to gain access to the grounds Basing House Bridge Basing House bridge still stands and forms part of the driveway to Basing House. This section…

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Basing – Rainbow Close to Musket Copse

The full 37 and half miles from the Wey to Basingstoke Rainbow Close follows the canal’s alignment After the M3, the canal sweeps round in a long arc, almost encircling The Hatch, to enter Basing in a north easterly direction. It passses through a new housing development that has just…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Greywell

Places around the Basingstoke Canal Greywell is probably best known for being the tunnel with the bats in it on the Basingstoke Canal. It has a small but picturesque village, with a norman church and a mill. The River Whitewater passes through the village just a short distance away from…

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