TIME: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
SEAT AVAILABILITY: 40
A LEISURELY AUTUMN CRUISE WITH STOPS FOR ARTISTIC OPPORTUNITIES
Enjoy the canal in Autumn on our leisurely morning trip on John Pinkerton ll. There will be stops along the way to take photographs, sketch or just enjoy the view, guided by a well known local artist. Bring along your camera or sketch book to capture what you see.
The trip will take a little longer than the usual 2 1/2 hours, plenty of time to enjoy the canal and surrounding area.
There is a well stocked galley open for the duration of the trip serving hot and cold drinks, wines ales and snacks.
Cruise in the peaceful surroundings of the Basingstoke Canal
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 get lucky and see a Kingfisher, it’s considered to be a lucky bird. You can also see herons swans, ducks, geese, moorhens (often with young) and various local floras.
Cruise times may be extended in low water conditions.