Enhance your Christmas Shopping trip and enjoy a short cruise in the peaceful surroundings of the Basingstoke Canal at Woking. Mulled wine and mince pies can be purchased from the Kiwi and Scot boat moored next to “Kitty” and enjoyed on board during your cruise
On-line booking closes at 23:00 on the day before the trip. Tickets will also be available at the Wharf.
The trip will last about 25 minutes. Other trips will be run at 11:45am, 12:30pm , 1:30pm and 2:15pm
Enjoy the exceptional local flora and fauna while taking a short trip through Woking’s canal. either past the award-winning Lightbox Art Gallery and Museum to Horsell Common (itself partly an SSSI) or past the Step Bridge to the Bridge Barn where we then turn around and retrace our journey.
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 the western end of the canal mix with the acidic water as the canal passes through the Surrey heathlands, giving 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 be fortunate enough to see a kingfisher that is considered to be a lucky bird. You may also see herons swans, ducks, geese, moorhens and various local floras.
Bookings are closed for this event.