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Basingstoke Canal | England: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 51.50 km
Number of locks: 29
Lock dimensions: 20.70 x 3.90
Max. depth: 1.00
Max. headroom: 2.70
Degree of difficulty: For beginners (few locks)
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: back to nature, with urban surroundings, old waterway, to be rediscovered
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

Weitere Informationen

Waterway has access to:

Thames River | England
Wey & Goldaming Navigations | Wey & Arun Kanal | England

Basingstoke Canal
Being close to the capital, this canal is a favorite recreational area for the inhabitants of London, not only for boating, but also for wanderers and bikers.
It has, over River Wey and the Thames, a link to the rest of the British canal system but is otherwise a dead end and doesn’t even reach the town which gave its name to the canal! 

Houseboat & Narrow Boat Hirer, Basingstoke Canal

Galeon Marine
Odiham, Surry & Hampshire

Surrey & Hampshire Canal Society

Guardians of

The Basingstoke Canal

The Sociate was formed in 1966 to save the privately owned waterway, and campained for restauration under public ownership. This was achieved in the early 1970s, when Hampshire and Surrey Countyy Consils purchiesed the derlict waterway.

Moore / Hompage

No. 7  River Thames & the Southern Waterways  |  Nicholson


Author: Harper Collins /  Editor: Nicholson  /  Language: English
Delivery time: instantly

Navigational notes include: Planning a cruise, using a lock and bridges, winding holes, boatyards and local services. Also: The history of each canal, places of interest, pubs and restaurants, opportunities for walking and cycling. Covers the Basingstoke, Bridgwater & Taunton, Exeter, Grand Western and Kennet & Avon canals and the rivers Thames and Wey. Spiralbounding, size: A5

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