Basingstoke Canal Society Survey

What people want from the Canal – feedback from the survey To help increase Membership and get more people involved in our wonderful canal, the Society commissioned a survey of users of the canal and we would like to share with you some of the highlights of the survey Firstly however we want to thank […]

Book a Boat Trip

Boat Trip News Public trips are now open for booking on Kitty in Woking and John Pinkerton II in Odiham from the week beginning 21st June.  Kitty public trips will be running on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays as well as on Fridays until 16th September.  John Pinkerton II public trips are on Wednesdays  and Sundays. […]

Surrey Heath Borough residents enjoy the benefits of the Basingstoke Canal

Residents of Surrey Heath Borough are fortunate to have this wonderful green ribbon of nature winding through the Surrey urban conurbation. Bounded by the Ash Vale Station Approach Road Bridge southwards and the Deepcut Bridge northwards, the approximately 100,000 residents of Surrey Heath Borough living within 5 miles of the Canal benefit from a 2 mile […]

Update on Projects

Information Boards We have now raised the full £20,000 for the Information Boards –  so firstly thank you for the donations that you have made. Next step is that we are working with BCA to install approximately 15 new Information Boards along the navigable length of the canal. and we are in dialogue with the […]

Canal Partnerships – Runnymede

As we head out of London bound for Basingstoke, we leave the navigable River Wey (the largest tributary of the River Thames) and enter Woodam junction, the Borough of Runnymede and the start of our journey along the full length of the Basingstoke Canal. The canal was built in the 1790s to take agricultural produce […]

Works Update – A Fish Out Of Water

Canal Winter Works Progressing Well Winter works are well underway on the canal. Our contractor, Kenward Groundworks are busy working on the locks in Woodham. These works are all as a result of the principle inspections carried out by our engineer before Christmas. These are mostly structural repairs ranging from rebuilding wingwalls, pointing brickwork and […]