Leisurely Autumn morning cruise
Join us for an extended morning trip along the canal as it passes through the Hampshire countryside. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the canal surroundings in Autumn. This trip will allow time for taking pictures and looking out for wildlife, so bring your camera and binoculars.
The fully licensed bar and galley will be open, selling hot and cold drinks, light snacks and souvenirs.
The canal is an SSSI, and not only serves as a local recreational amenity but is also a notable wildlife habitat.
The alkaline water from the chalk springs at Greywell and the acid water content eastward where the canal passes through heathland, has given rise to one of the largest varieties of aquatic plants and invertebrates in the United Kingdom.
As many as 25 of Britain’s 39 species of dragonflies and damselflies inhabit the canal.
You may see a Kingfisher, that is considered to be a lucky bird. You can also see herons swans, ducks, geese, moorhens (often with young) and various local floras.