Penny Cadle

Dec 092016

It’s the end of another year for the John Pinkerton volunteers, the boat crew have now handed the boat over to the maintenance crew for its winter maintenance .


During 2016 we have carried over 8000 passengers on 220 trips and parties along the canal mainly from Odiham but also from Fleet.

It has been another great fund raising year as we have raised over £50,000 , this money is now available for the Basingstoke Canal Society to make improvements along the canal.

138 groups or families held events on the John Pinkerton, we have held parties for 9 to 90 year olds, a fantastic party for pirates, wedding receptions as well as groups looking for a peaceful trip along the canal.

The plans for 2017 season are now well advanced, we will be running public trips from Easter to September as well as range of music evenings and the very popular cream tea afternoon trips to Odiham castle accompanied by pianist.

The new season dates will be available soon but it is  already possible to buy gift vouchers for 2017 trips via our website.

If you are looking for unusual venue or a trip along the beautiful Basingstoke Canal please visit our website for more information.

We look forward to seeing you soon aboard the John Pinkerton.