Great Britain » Basingstoke Canal | England
A possible weekend paradise for Londoners
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)|
|Character of waterway:||back to nature, with urban surroundings, old waterway, to be rediscovered|
|Profile of waterway:||Used by tourists only|
Waterway has access to:Thames River | England
Wey & Goldaming Navigations | Wey & Arun Kanal | England
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
Odiham, Surry & Hampshire
Surrey & Hampshire Canal SocietyGuardians of
The Basingstoke CanalThe 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.
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No. 7 River Thames & the Southern Waterways | Nicholson
Author: Harper Collins / Editor: Nicholson / Language: English
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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: A5Prize: € 23.50 | for map/book orders