Paddling as a recreational activity is a great way to keep fit and have fun at the same time. It has huge benefits to your physical and mental wellbeing. The Basingstoke Canal is ideal for spending quality outdoor time with your friends and family. It is perfect for paddlers who want an easy paddle on a flat stretch of water.
In case you don’t know where to start your paddling adventure, you can access maps of popular paddle trails through gopaddling.info website.
Suggested Paddle Trails
- Barley Mow to Odiham Paddle Trail
- Crookham to Barley Mow Paddle Trail
- Ash to Reading Road Wharf Paddle Trail
Paddle Boats For Hire
Pedalos, canoes, kayaks and rowing boats are available to hire at the Canal Visitor Center in Mytchett from Easter to the end of September. You can make your bookings and pay at reception or over the phone.
Address: Mytchett Place Road Mytchett, Camberley, GU16 6DD
There are three canoe clubs operating on the Canal:
Info on licensing for canoe and kayak owners and Basingstoke Canal Canoe Club can be found here.
Paddle Guide to the Basingstoke Canal by Fiona Shipp is also available to purchase from our online shop. The first part of the guide contains information about the canal and its facilities and general advice to paddlers, while the second half has ten suggested trips on the canal listing distances, facilities and points of interest.