Basingstoke Canal Visitor Centre

The Basingstoke Canal runs for 32 miles, from Greywell Village in Hampshire to Woodham in Surrey. 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.

There are numerous pubs to reward the weary, canal side car parks along the whole length of the canal and convenient train stations should you need transport back to your start point.

Everyday many people use a section of the canal to walk along. It may be part of their daily route or just an occasional stroll in the evening.

Walking along the towpath allows you to observe the wildlife and take in the tranquil atmosphere; an ideal way to spend part of your day. Access points are frequent and there are pubs every few miles if required.

The Basingstoke Canal offers 32 miles of pleasant cycling alongside one of the most beautiful canals in Britain. And at the junction with the River Wey Navigation, the option to continue north to Weybridge or south to Guildford alongside the River.

There are only a few roads that have to be crossed, and the only hills are short and small, you'll find one at each of our 29 locks.

Whether you have your own boat, want to hire a boat, or just take a boat trip along the canal on one of the many narrowboat cruises, the Basingstoke Canal lets you discover 32 miles of the beautiful Surrey and Hampshire countryside.

Our family campsite is the perfect place to stay when visiting the Basingstoke Canal and local area.

Toilets and shower facilities and a dish washing area are provided along with water points and waste disposal.

We also have a token-operated power-point to power your hairdryer or charge your mobile.

The campsite is normally open throughout the year – although it may be closed during the winter if the field is water-logged.

You will need to book in advance. Please note that Friday and Saturday nights are very popular.

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