Martin Leech

Accessible Boating win Queen’s Award

Accessible Boating Association is based on the Basingstoke Canal at Galleon Marine in Odiham. On 2nd June 2020 it became public knowledge that the Association had been granted the Queens Award for Voluntary Service. It’s a huge honour and acknowledges the efforts put in by all our volunteers for over thirty years of operating. Given […]

Volunteer profile: Canal Lengthsman

A Lengthsman’s Life A Lengthman’s life is varied and interesting. Not only do you learn to appreciate your little bit of the canal, there can be a gratifying sense of actually doing something about the maintenance of the canal and its environs.  I combine my lengthsman’s duties with walking my Springer Spaniel Poppy; she’s now […]

Update from BCA Aug 2020

Exploring the Watery Wonders of the Canal by Kayak, Canoe or Paddleboard There has been a marked increase of usage of the canal during the Covid 19 Pandemic. While the towpath has been extremely busy from the start with people discovering the importance of this local asset on their doorstep. As soon as travel restrictions […]

Update from the BCA

Here is an update from Fiona Shipp, Canal Manager, at the BCA: While some places might have gone quiet during lock down this certainly hasn’t been the case at the canal. We have seen large numbers of local people using the towpath for walking, cycling and jogging and hopefully appreciating the value of the canal […]