Basingstoke Canal – The Canal Centre & Ash Vale

The full 37 and half miles from the Wey to Basingstoke The lack of boats on the Basingstoke means there’s plenty of opportunity to hold club competions on the canal itself around the Visitors Centre The very modern swing bridge enables towpath visitors to access the Basingstoke Canal Centre at…

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Basingstoke Canal – Deepcut to Frimley

The full 37 and half miles from the Wey to Basingstoke Deepcut (literally.) The long and deep canal cutting is what gives the locale its name. It stretches for about a mile, but apart from being the deepest, is it the longest cutting on the Basingstoke Canal? The other contenders…

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Basingstoke Canal – The 14 Deepcut Locks

The full 37 and half miles from the Wey to Basingstoke Cowshot Manor Lock The bottom lock of the Deepcut flight is no.16. As it goes it is rather an ordinary lock devoid of any features such as an overbridge. Lock 17 is the first real important lock on the…

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Basingstoke Canal – Brookwood and Pirbright locks

The full 37 and half miles from the Wey to Basingstoke New moorings by the attractive nature reserve at Brookwood Lye -for more information on The Lye see the Surrey Wildlife Trust’s page Brookwood (or Connaught) Bridge The towpath has been on the south side of the canal since St….

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Basingstoke Canal – St. Johns Locks to the Hermitage

The full 37 and half miles from the Wey to Basingstoke What might initially seem to be quite an elaborate turnover bridge, Goldsworth, or Longmans bridge, has simply been improved with a much better access from the towpath to the bottom lock of the St Johns flight. In the trees…

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Basingstoke Canal – Woodham to St Johns Locks

The full 37 and half miles from the Wey to Basingstoke The Basingstoke Canal up to this point has been fairly straight as canals go, and the scene has been rather urban. After the ascent of the Woodham flight, the canal takes on a rather more rural character, with attractive…

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The full 37 & half miles from the Wey to Basingstoke

The Basingstoke is one of those canals which has an interesting mixture of a waterway that is working, and a ‘lost’ or derelict section. Other canals with a similar situation include the Ashby Canal and the Lancaster Canal. Whilst the Basingstoke Canal was re-opened in 1991 after two decades of…

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The Slough arm 3

The un-numbered pipeline bridge. The conveyor belt bridge on the site of an old bridge so clearly gets number 2 The first of the three iron aqueducts. This carries the navigation over the Colne Brook. The underside of the aqueduct showing the trough carrying the water channel low-slung across the…

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The Slough arm 2

The Slough arm of the Grand Union Canal Industry on both sides near St Mary’s bridge. This is Langley Business Park. The offside is known as Marish Wharf. The canal enters the stretch that runs alongside Langley Business Park. They sponsored the creation and installation of the five mileposts to…

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