Journey planner follow the route with our map showing distances, locks and pubs. Basingstoke to woking by canal path basingstoke bike ride. The basingstoke canal started at a canal basin, roughly where the cinema in festival place is. The 10 best restaurants near basingstoke canal in mytchett. Basingstoke canal wikimili, the free encyclopedia wikimili, the free encyclopedia. The final leg follows the basingstoke canal back to odiham wharf. The basingstoke canal authority hampshire county council. The grand union canal runs from birmingham to london.
The basingstoke canal started its life as a navigation canal for coal carrying barges way back in 1794. Basingstoke canal towpath trail ldwa long distance paths. Its the only brick lined wharf left on the canal, and its a quiet mooring spot before or after fleet the basingstoke canal skirts crookham village and chequers bridge is the last of four in the vicinity. Basingstoke canal from an article by dieter jebens, first published in waterways number 184 authorised by act of parliament in 1778, the route was surveyed by william jessop who was retained as the consultant engineer. Note that mile 16 is the section from 15 to 16 miles from the river wey, and so on. The canal walk goes through the hampshire and surrey countryside along the treelined towpath of the restored 200yearold canal. This has 16 x full a4 pages of maps plus 4 cover pages.
Individuals must carefully follow the governments social distancing guidelines a critical measure when out on the rights of way, riverside paths and canal towpaths. The stretch of canal covered by the conservation area is located three miles east of basingstoke, running from the northeastern border of mapledurwell. The daw end branch canal is pronounced locally as doe end. The basingstoke canal authority are taking a measured and sensible approach to resolving the issue and we are working closely with them. Mytchett lake is the larget of all the flashes on the basingstoke canal, but boats are not allowed beyond the official navigation channel and this wire fence prevents boats from having broadland fun.
Uk canal maps detailed maps of our canals and waterways. For information on using this template, refer to wikipedia. Waterways world widebeam map canals suitable for a boat of 12ft 6in beam underground tube style canal map note. Walking the canals in britain britainvisitor travel guide.
If you wish to bring your boat onto the canal you will need a basingstoke canal authority licence. Hampshire walk along the basingstoke canal find walks. Dec 20, 2016 the basingstoke canal has undergone a remarkable restoration project, meaning narrowboats are once again able to travel almost the whole length of the canal, from the base at odiham in hampshire, all the way to west byfleet in surrey. You will need acrobat reader or equivalent software loaded on your computer, or the. The basingstoke canal conservation area was designated in 1977 by basingstoke and deane borough council, in recognition of the special architectural and historic interest. A geoproject map of the canal, with all kinds of useful information, is available from the basingstoke canal authority.
Waterway gazetteer for basingstoke canal canalplanac. Lock opening times there are set opening times for locks on the canal. Brookwood and basingstoke canal towpath surrey, england. Find out more detailed information about individual waterways across. Basingstoke was linked to reading on the national cycle network route 23 in may 2003 and the route was extended south to alton and alresford in april 2006. Surprisingly it is still preserved and in amazing condition for people who want to spend time exploring waterways in the south of the uk. The basingstoke canal is jointly owned by surrey and hampshire county councils. For those who hear the call of the wild and hanker for serious mountain hiking, the highlands of scotland, the peaks of the lake.
The canal was originally called the grand junction canal and cut 60 miles off the previous route which was via the oxford canal and the river thames. This book has been written by local author and canal volunteer jenny pateman and the story was inspired by a real event when alec harmsworth attempted to save the basingstoke canal from abandonment by navigating a boat called the basingstoke along the canal in 19. A circular walk starting from brookwood station in surrey. Restaurants near basingstoke canal, mytchett on tripadvisor. For the rest of this article, i would like to share a few personal memories of my canal. But costs are always rising so to help us avoid big increases in our modest membership fee, additional donations are always welcomed. As a royal manor it was the first entry in the hampshire domesday book. The canal walk goes through the hampshire and surrey countryside along the treelined towpath of the restored 200yearold canal and through woodland, heathland, wetland and pasture. It descends then climbs again to a new summit in birmingham, 7 miles and 166 locks. The basingstoke canal is jointly owned by hampshire county council and surrey county council and managed on their behalf by the basingstoke canal authority bca. Map of basingstoke detailed map of basingstoke are you looking for the map of basingstoke. The basingstoke canal boating holiday routes by narrowboat.
The basingstoke canal originally ran from basingstoke to the river wey navigation at byfleet in surrey, and then on to the thames. An excellent little pocket guide i picked up in august at the canal festival in woking, is a guide to the basingstoke canal, 3rd edition by dieter jebens, useful for both walkers and boaters. Ag00347875 higher level stewardship funded projects planning and actions 2011 to 2014 at the time of its most recent redesignation in 1995, the canal sssi had 87 species of native aquatic higher plant species. River wey and basingstoke canal cruising map in acrobat pdf. External pdf, basingstoke canal and footpaths map hampshire county. The navigable section runs from west byfleet in surrey to the east, following a course of 32 miles through woking, brookwood, mytchett, ash, fleet and crookham, then odiham, finally ending up. Read about many more rides in the basingstoke area. The route goes over the huge wild aldershot sand hills and pine forests. Coronavirus update read this first video above is the boaters handbook dvd the beginners guide to narrowboating its not about the destination, its about the journey. Basingstoke canal 88km cycle route near hampton wick id. The same map is also available as a downloadable river wey and basingstoke canal cruising map in acrobat pdf format the 16 x full a4 pages of maps are joined into one continuous, scrollable, map. Around dogmersfield on the basingstoke canal short walk. Odiham is a picturesque market town in north hampshire, not far from basingstoke.
Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone. River wey and basingstoke canal cruising map in memorymap. The basingstoke canal in north hampshire was built between 1788 and 1794 and is 32 miles long with 29 locks. The grand union canal as it is now called has several arms or branches, these were often built independantly but have been amalgamated over the years to form the current canal. The walk passes fleet, woking, farnborough, aldershot and woking. Mar 23, 2020 ldwa is run entirely by volunteers and we work hard to keep costs as low as possible. Our canal guide maps cover the most popular english, welsh and scottish cruising canals and navigations. A permissive towpath trail from penny bridge, up nately to the basingstoke canal s junction with the wey navigation at woodham, surrey. Basingstoke canal mytchett 2020 all you need to know. Uk canal maps the uk waterways guide provides a comprehensive set of maps of our canals and rivers. By the mid 1960s the canal had fallen derelict and the campaign for restoration began.
Walking, cycling and running in the countryside close to where you live is great for your health and wellbeing. Canal boats pick of great pubs on the basingstoke canal. These 5 new trails include 3 fantastic paddles along the basingstoke canal. Basingstoke canal walk os map mobile gps os map with location tracking. Leaflet, basingstoke canal basingstoke canal authority 2004. Follow the basingstoke canal from up nately to woodham, on this delightful. This permissive footpath passes through a range of habitats from woodland and heathland to wetland and pasture. The basingstoke canal is located in the south of england, to the southwest of london. Canal map from ash to west byfleet greywell to ash is. But the present canal association believe that distances were measured from the river wey.
You must book in advance to pass through the locks. The canal was eventually acquired by the new basingstoke canal company ltd. Nantwich canal centre and uplands marina near to anderton boat lift. The same map is also available as a downloadable river wey and basingstoke canal cruising map in memory map qct format. After many years of restoration, it is now fully navigable and a boaters paradise. Basingstoke canal towpath trail including map, gps files and. Surrey county council and all the partnership authorities including the canal society agree that a transfer to the crt is the best long term solution for the basingstoke canal. This is a downloadable river wey and basingstoke canal cruising map in acrobat pdf format. Historic canal, towpath, woodland, open country, sheep pastures, pubs in brief the prettiest sections of this historic canal are just south of odiham, hants and here the canal makes a wide loop, passing the barley mow pub, popular with walkers and cyclists. The canal was originally constructed in 1794, over 200 years ago. Explore the map for hotspots to provide you with a springboard to dive into your selected part of the river.
The basingstoke canal is a broad canal and is part of the waterways of mainland britain. The basingstoke canal was opened in 1794 to carry agricultural produce from basingstoke to london via the rivers wey and thames. Cyclists need not be alarmed that there will be any restriction of cycling, but we must all continue to cycle slowly and responsibly around pedestrians and speak to those cyclists who do not. The grand union canal holiday cruising guide and map. Theres lots of pretty locks and regular views of the lovely hampshire and surrey countryside.
River wey and basingstoke canal cruising map in acrobat. Find any address on the map of basingstoke or calculate your itinerary to and from basingstoke, find all the tourist attractions and michelin guide restaurants in basingstoke. The walk follows the towpath of the basingstoke canal and then passes through the village of st johns near woking, cuts across the railway and a golf course before returning to the towpath for the return stretch. The basingstoke canal towpath trail is a permissive walk from penny bridge, up nately to the basingstoke canal s junction with the wey navigation at woodham, surrey. Basingstoke canal this canal was opened in 1794 and was mainly for agricultural produce to and from london but was never a financial success. The basingstoke canal is the single most important site for dragonflies in the uk and has.
The basingstoke canal is a british canal, completed in 1794, built to connect basingstoke with the river thames at weybridge via the wey navigation from basingstoke, the canal passes through or near greywell, north warnborough, odiham, dogmersfield, fleet, farnborough airfield, aldershot, mytchett, brookwood, knaphill and woking. Basingstoke canal log book the basingstoke canal society. This is a downloadable river wey and basingstoke canal cruising map in memory map qct format. The canal meandered its way through 32 miles of picturesque countryside between the wey navigation canal at byfleet and a large turning basin at basingstoke on which now stands part of basingstoke. The walk starts from up nately, located just to the east of the town of basingstoke. Aldershot and the basingstoke canal fancy free walks. The basingstoke canal heritage footpath runs approximately 2 miles 3. On the map, you can click on a waterway for info about the waterway. Whitchurch conservation area appraisal map pdf 7 mb whitchurch. Basingstoke canal and footpaths map ldwa long distance. Different parts of the canal hold their own surprises such as the flights of locks in surrey, the lakes and flashes near mytchett or the rolling fields and picturesque cottages near odiham.
Free walk sheet with precise description and uk os map or walk map. Location of the basingstoke canal the basingstoke canal. Basingstoke canal towpath trail hampshire county council. Move the map to my location tweets and instagrams near here show waypoints with distances. Zoom into the map fully to find details such as moorings, boaters facilities and access points. The basingstoke canal has been around for centuries, and much like many of the canals in the uk, the basingstoke canal has a rich history. Pinewoods, canal, woodland stream, sandy paths, heath, views in brief this is a walk of great variety, combining pine woods, an oak wood, a great sandy wilderness and a canal towpath. Basingstoke canal and dogmersfield fancy free walks.
Canals and rivers in england and wales map pdf 7mb individual waterways. Distances have been estimated with a map waywiser, and canal features put into mile groups. Basingstoke canal towpath trail including map, gps files. The map distinguishes between wide and narrow canals. Basingstoke canal dogmersfield closure this map is reproduced from ordnance survey material with the permission of ordnance survey on behalf of the controller of her majestys stationery.
The basingstoke canal authority bca, was set up in 1992 to manage the basingstoke canal as a managing agent on behalf of the two county councils. It passes through wonderful countryside in surrey and hampshire. The building of the london and south western railway in 1839 was nearly the end. Each one supporting a different community of plants and animals. Suitable instructions belong here please add to ukwaterwayroutemap. Avoid weekends because there will be lots of walkers find bike rides and cycle routes such as basingstoke to woking by canal path basingstoke bridge rd, hook chobham rd, woking. The basingstoke canal runs for 32 miles, from greywell village in hampshire to woodham in surrey.
Only hampshire parts of the canal have been recorded. Click the map not on a line or marker to update the os and gps coordinates os legend os 1. The canal was built at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries, providing a more direct route between the 2 cities. Clicking on any section of a waterway displays information about its name, length, locks, width etc. Cruising guide including godalming navigation, dapdune wharf, greywall tunnel, deepcut locks. Follow the basingstoke canal from up nately to woodham, on this delightful waterside walk. Feb 14, 2007 flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. The large country house makes an attractive reflection in the canal.
Ldwa is run entirely by volunteers and we work hard to keep costs as low as possible. On this walk, you can be sure of the company of many others, with their families and dogs. The basingstoke canal is a british canal, completed in 1794, built to connect basingstoke with the river thames at weybridge via the wey navigation. Its eastern end is at byfleet, where it connects to the wey. Talk to other cyclists and leave comments about this cycle route.
Having spent 8 successful years in tattenhall marina, our. The basingstoke canal is a british canal, completed in 1794, built to connect basingstoke with. The navigable section runs from west byfleet in surrey to the east, following a course of 32 miles through woking, brookwood, mytchett, ash, fleet and crookham, then odiham, finally ending up at greywell in hampshire to the west. The canal, which opened in 1794, connected basingstoke with the river thames at weybridge via the wey navigation. Canal map from ash to west byfleet greywell to ash is overleaf wildlife on the canal birds kingfisher, mallard, coot, moorhen, swan, heron, little grebe dabchick, little egret, great crested grebe, grey wagtail, red kite, and canada geese.167 286 477 1198 1421 1080 1538 1243 558 1550 296 439 1357 1239 953 877 744 464 888 723 355 228 993 1111 1154 1294 1213 716 183 1491 482 805 140 118 1356 781 1128 1380 1003