Mel Lewis

2023 Calendar Competition!

It’s time to find your camera and take some stunning pictures of the Basingstoke Canal! Entries for our 2023 calendar competition are open till the end of July 2022. We’d like our winning shots to be specific to the Basingstoke Canal, colour and landscape format (about 1.4 times wider than high). Photographs that are unusual […]

Midsummer Morn Dawn Cruise – Tues 21 June

There’s nothing quite like the experience of watching the sunset or sunrise; the colours, the silhouettes and the gentle breeze. They’re probably one of the most photographed scenes on calendars and in our holiday snaps. John Pinkerton Canal Cruises is offering you this special, not-to-be-missed experience on the Basingstoke canal at dawn on midsummer’s day. […]

Basingstoke Canal Canoe Club Hasler Race

On Sunday 8th May, 203 paddlers, along with 175 of their boats, met at the Mytchett Canal Centre to participate in the Hasler racing series hosted by Basingstoke Canal Canoe Club. The Hasler series is a nationwide interclub competition split across multiple regions. The Basingstoke Canal is situated in the Southern Region, which is made […]

Behind The Scenes – Work Party

Lots of work going on! It’s wonderful that there is lots underway with various work groups of volunteers. Not only is there the Weekend Work Group and the Tuesday Working Parties, but we have Lengthsmen and others on the Patrol Boat and other workboats.  All these help with a variety of tasks with for example […]

2023 Calendar Photo Competition

Grab your cameras, seize the day and snap a perfect picture along the canal for our Calendar Photo Competition  We are looking for the best 13 shots of our wonderful waterway from which to create our 2022 calendar. Sales of the 2022 A4 sized calendar raised over £2000 for the canal society Images must be […]