CRUISE OUT AND RAMBLE BACK or RAMBLE OUT AND CRUISE BACK WITH PLOUGHMAN’S LUNCH
Enjoy an autumn day along the canal. The trip starts and ends at Colt Hill wharf. Walk and ride back or ride and walk back. If you just want to enjoy cruising through nature, then a return ticket is available.
Latest Update: Spaces still available for the return trip ONLY departing Barley Mow at 1pm.
A ploughman’s lunch is included in the ticket price and available for all options.
If you have a food allergy or intolerance, please contact us before purchasing your tickets. We have a very small kitchen area and cannot guarantee to be free from cross-contamination. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have special dietary requirements, when booking please give details in the Additional Comments.
Cruise in the peaceful surroundings of the Basingstoke Canal
- If you are rambling on the return leg, select the ticket Ramble: Out Cruise. Departure from Colt Hill, Odiham at 10.30am
- If you are rambling on the outward leg, select the ticket Ramble: Return Cruise. Departure from Barley Mow, Winchfield at 1pm.
- If you want to cruise both legs, select the ticket Ramble: All Cruises. Departure from Colt Hill, Odiham at 10.30am
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.
Bookings are closed for this event.