TIME: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
SEAT AVAILABILITY: 40
Live Music from the ‘Good Old Days’
Evening Cruise including Fish ‘n Chip Supper, and featuring Mathew Quilliam with his ukelele, and special guest appearance from George Formby.
Departing at 7pm, these live music cruises are always a firm favourite! A great opportunity to enjoy a mid-summer evening trip on the Basingstoke Canal or just have a catch-up with your friends. Tables are laid for groups of 4 people, and although we can make slight adjustments you may be asked to share.
The licensed bar will be open and a selection of local ales available.
These cruises generally last around 2½ hours, taking you eastwards to Barley Mow, Winchfield where the boat turns.
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 that is 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.