Become A Member Of The Society


We encourage you to become a member of the Basingstoke Canal Society. The subscription is modest, and by joining the Society, you will be playing your part towards the preservation of this very attractive navigation and amenity and vital heritage and ecological asset.

Why join the Society?

Much has been made of the tremendous efforts of the Society to restore the canal from its derelict state to the wonderful recreational facility it is today.  However the tight budgets of recent years of the owners Surrey and Hampshire County Councils have taken their toll and now the Society is calling on local people and businesses to join them to boost the canal’s fortunes and future. Regular subscriptions and donations from members make a difference towards conservation and sustainability of the Canal.  This will really help us in our aim, not just for now but to benefit future generations too, of




To find out more, click on and read our membership leaflet, right.

How do you benefit?

As a Member of the Society you will:

  • Help towards the upkeep of the Canal and the work of the Society
  • Receive a quarterly newsletter highlighting the activities of the Society and other Canal news
  • Travel free on the members’ monthly John Pinkerton II boat trips
  • Obtain discounts on further boat outings and offers
  • Attend exclusive member events
  • Have access to member-only information on our web site
Members can also look forward to additional benefits which the Society will announce from time to time.

Membership rates

The membership rates are shown in the table on the right.

Subscriptions are payable on 1st March each year.  Members joining from 1st September onwards are entitled to a 50% discount membership until the following 1st March.

Junior (under 18)
Life Membership
£15 pa
£20 pa
£30 pa

How to Join

A new on-line membership subscription with payment facility will be available soon. In the meantime, we ask you to bear with us by either clicking this button



to fill in an online form with your details which will be emailed to our membership secretary, who will then make further contact with you.

Alternatively, click this button



complete it with your payment and send it by post to:

BCS Membership Secretary,
138 Fernhill Road,
Hants GU14 9DY

The membership secretary can be contacted at