Special Interim Bulletin

Because of the unprecedented weather, the Society and BCA (Basingstoke Canal Authority) have issued a joint bulletin with guidance for use of the canal in drought conditions. Please note that boat trips by the Society are still going ahead, albeit with some changes and restrictions. To access the Special Bulletin, please click here. You can […]

Mytchett Pound Closed – Update from BCA

The Basingstoke Canal Authority today issued this update regarding the ongoing effects the hot weather is having on the canal. From Fiona Shipp, Canal Manager, BCA With the hot weather, water levels in the Mytchett pound (between Ash lock and Deepcut lock 28) have continued to reduce without any substantial feed of water. We have […]

Farnborough Airshow – Towpath Closures

To enable the flying displays at the Farnborough International Airshow, the Canal navigation and towpath will be CLOSED to all users between Eelmoor bridge and Norris bridge in Hampshire, during the times below. This includes all towpath users (walkers, runners, dog walkers, cyclists, anglers etc.) and all water users (including canoes, kayaks and paddleboards and […]

Basingstoke Canal Navigation Update

Current water level management issues. At this time, we are holding levels at –150mm below normal datum level of Zero in the Hampshire pound above Ash Lock. This is due to the on-going leak issue at Crookham Deeps embankment. Simple repairs on this leak over proceeding years have already been tried and not been found […]

Volunteers Week 2022

Takes place between the 1st and 7th of June every year. It’s a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities. The Basingstoke Canal Society has over 200 volunteers working to support the Basingstoke Canal Authority every day rain or shine. Helping to look after the canal so that others may enjoy […]