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 the tunnel portal Greywell tunnel…

North Warnborough

Places around the Basingstoke Canal Next to Swan bridge on the Basingstoke Canal is the Swan Inn. This used to be popular with the boatmen whose barges worked the canal in its heyday The crossing of the Whitewater at Warnborough Green near the lift bridge on the Basingstoke Canal (there’s also a short cut from…

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…

Odiham

Places around the Basingstoke Canal Odiham is a historic village up the road from the canal at Colt Hill, and North Warnborough has cottages, ponds, and ponies roaming on the heaths. Odiham is an unusual name but historically it began with a ‘W.’ It was known long ago as Wudiham, and the change occured around…

Dogsmerfield Park

Places around the Basingstoke Canal Blacksmiths bridge had mines placed in the roadway on top as well and the picture below shows the concrete holes in which these mines were set Tank traps by the winding hole next to Blacksmiths Bridge Dogsmerfield was once known as Docce mere feld, and this means “a field by…