TIME: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
SEAT AVAILABILITY: 0
Ramble (Outward Leg) and Cruise (Return Leg), with Ploughman’s Lunch.
Ramble from Colt Hill wharf Odiham to Barley Mow wharf, board the John Pinkerton for a ploughman’s lunch, and then cruise back to Colt Hill wharf, departing 2.30pm.
We expect the following to apply for the safety of passengers and crew:
Reservation for a table of up to 6 persons from the same family bubble, to be confirmed as the full recovery pathway is published.
Tickets will be priced per person, and will reserve only one table per family.
A maximum of five tables will be available, socially spaced and incorporating all required Covid prevention measures.
Bar service will operate to the table, with payment being made by card.
All passengers will make a Covid declaration before boarding; if unwell, please do not travel.
Ticket availability will be published as soon as possible. Please check back as prevailing restrictions are made public.
Departing at 2.30pm, this cruises will take you from Barley Mow back to your start point.
Each leg will last around 75 mins, with an interval for lunch, and to cleanse the boat between legs.
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.