Basingstoke Canal

The Basingstoke Canal is a broad canal and is part of the Waterways of Mainland Britain. It runs for 30 miles and 6¾ furlongs through 29 locks from Woodham Junction (where it joins the River Wey Navigation) to Odiham Castle Stop (which is a dead end).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 72 feet long and 13 feet and 6 inches wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

Notable features of the waterway include: Woodham Locks, Goldsworth Locks and Frimley Locks

Relevant books - waterway maps:

Relevant books - waterway guides:

 
 
 
Woodham Junction
Junction of Basingstoke Canal with River Wey
Woodham Bottom Lock No 1 2¼ furlongs 0 locks
Camphill Road Bridge 5¼ furlongs 1 lock
Woodham Lock No 2 1 mile and ½ furlongs 1 lock
Woodham Lock No 3 1 mile and 1¾ furlongs 2 locks
Woodham Lock No 4 1 mile and 2¾ furlongs 3 locks
Woodham Lock No 5 1 mile and 3¾ furlongs 4 locks
Sheerwater Road Bridge 1 mile and 4½ furlongs 5 locks
Woodham Top Lock No 6 1 mile and 4¾ furlongs 5 locks
Paxton Gardens Winding Hole 1 mile and 6¼ furlongs 6 locks
Sheerwater Turn 2 miles and 3 furlongs 6 locks
Maybury Hill Bridge 3 miles and ¾ furlongs 6 locks
Chertsey Road Bridge 3 miles and 4 furlongs 6 locks
Wheatsheaf Bridge (Woking) 3 miles and 7¼ furlongs 6 locks
Brewery Bridge 4 miles 6 locks
Lockfield Drive Bridge 4 miles and 1¾ furlongs 6 locks
Step Bridge Path Footbridge 4 miles and 3¾ furlongs 6 locks
Arthurs Bridge Winding Hole 4 miles and 5½ furlongs 6 locks
Arthur's Bridge 4 miles and 5¾ furlongs 6 locks
Bridge Barn PH 4 miles and 6 furlongs 6 locks
Parley Drive Bridge 4 miles and 7½ furlongs 6 locks
Langmans's Bridge 5 miles and 2½ furlongs 6 locks
Goldsworth Bottom Lock No 7
Locks 8, 9 and 10 follow
5 miles and 2½ furlongs 6 locks
Goldsworth Lock No 8 5 miles and 3¼ furlongs 7 locks
Goldsworth Lock No 9 5 miles and 4½ furlongs 8 locks
St. John's Road Bridge 5 miles and 5 furlongs 9 locks
Goldsworth Lock No 10 5 miles and 5¼ furlongs 9 locks
Goldsworth Top Lock No 11 5 miles and 6¼ furlongs 10 locks
Kiln Bridge 5 miles and 6¾ furlongs 11 locks
St John's Lye Footbridge 6 miles and 2 furlongs 11 locks
Blackhorse Road Winding Hole 6 miles and 6 furlongs 11 locks
Hermitage Bridge 6 miles and 6¾ furlongs 11 locks
Brookwood Bridge 7 miles and 3½ furlongs 11 locks
Brookwood Bottom Lock No 12 7 miles and 3½ furlongs 11 locks
Brookwood Lock No 13 7 miles and 4¼ furlongs 12 locks
Brookwood Top Lock No 14 7 miles and 4¾ furlongs 13 locks
Sheet's Heath Bridge 7 miles and 7¼ furlongs 14 locks
Connaught Crescent Winding Hole 8 miles and 1¼ furlongs 14 locks
Pirbright Bridge 8 miles and 3¾ furlongs 14 locks
Frimley Bottom Lock No 15
Locks 16 to 27 follow at regular intervals
8 miles and 3¾ furlongs 14 locks
Frimley Lock No 16 8 miles and 6 furlongs 15 locks
Cowshot Bridge 8 miles and 7½ furlongs 16 locks
Frimley Lock No 17 8 miles and 7¾ furlongs 16 locks
Frimley Lock No 18 9 miles and 1 furlong 17 locks
Frimley Lock No 19 9 miles and 2¾ furlongs 18 locks
Frimley Lock No 20 9 miles and 3¾ furlongs 19 locks
Frimley Lock No 21 9 miles and 4¾ furlongs 20 locks
Lock No 22 9 miles and 5¾ furlongs 21 locks
Lock No 23 9 miles and 6¾ furlongs 22 locks
Lock No 24 9 miles and 7¾ furlongs 23 locks
Lock No 25 (Curzon Bridge) 10 miles and ¾ furlongs 24 locks
Curzon Bridge
Bridge sits over Lock 25
10 miles and ¾ furlongs 25 locks
Lock No 26 Winding Hole 10 miles and 2¼ furlongs 25 locks
Lock No 26 10 miles and 2½ furlongs 25 locks
Lock No 27 10 miles and 3¼ furlongs 26 locks
Overflow weir
Now rebuilt beneath concrete slab
10 miles and 5¼ furlongs 27 locks
Frimley Top Lock No 28 10 miles and 5¾ furlongs 27 locks
Deepcut Bridge 11 miles and 3½ furlongs 28 locks
Lake Road Pipe Bridge 11 miles and 5 furlongs 28 locks
Lakeside Complex 11 miles and 7 furlongs 28 locks
Guildford Road Railway Aqueduct 12 miles and ½ furlongs 28 locks
Frimley Green Bridge 12 miles and 1¼ furlongs 28 locks
Canal Centre Swing Bridge 13 miles 28 locks
Mytchett Bridge
Basingstoke Canal visitors centre, cafe/tea-room
13 miles and 1 furlong 28 locks
Potter's Wharf 13 miles and 1¾ furlongs 28 locks
Mytchett Lake Road Bridge 13 miles and 4 furlongs 28 locks
Mytchett Lake
No access to lake
13 miles and 4¾ furlongs 28 locks
Mytchett Lake Railway Bridge 13 miles and 5 furlongs 28 locks
Deedmans Footbridge (Private)
Named after Gladys Ivy Deedmans, who maiden name was 'Harmsworth'.
13 miles and 5¾ furlongs 28 locks
Anglers' Flash 13 miles and 6¼ furlongs 28 locks
Winter's Close Winding Hole 13 miles and 7½ furlongs 28 locks
Ash Vale Railway Station Bridge
Twin Bridges
14 miles and 1¼ furlongs 28 locks
Great Bottom Flash 14 miles and 2¾ furlongs 28 locks
Heath Vale Bridge 14 miles and 5½ furlongs 28 locks
Ash Wharf Bridge 15 miles and 3½ furlongs 28 locks
Ash Vale Railway Bridge 15 miles and 4¼ furlongs 28 locks
Ash Aqueduct
New aqueduct (92yds) created to allow the A331 to pass below the canal. A set of narrows are constructed either side of the aqueduct. Access to Spring Lakes from here
15 miles and 7¼ furlongs 28 locks
Aldershot Railway Bridge 16 miles and 2 furlongs 28 locks
Government Road Bridge
with accompanying pipe bridge
16 miles and 3¼ furlongs 28 locks
Ash Lock No 29
Start of the long pound, 15 miles navigable
16 miles and 3½ furlongs 28 locks
Ash Lock Canal Depot 16 miles and 3½ furlongs 29 locks
Mons Barracks Footbridge 16 miles and 7½ furlongs 29 locks
Queen's Avenue Iron Bridge 17 miles and 3¾ furlongs 29 locks
Wharf Bridge (Aldershot)
Twin bridges
17 miles and 6½ furlongs 29 locks
MOD Pipe Bridge 17 miles and 7½ furlongs 29 locks
Claycart Bridge 18 miles and 4½ furlongs 29 locks
Eelmoor Bridge 19 miles and 1¾ furlongs 29 locks
Norris Bridge No 1
Twin bridges supporting a roundabout on the A323
20 miles and ¾ furlongs 29 locks
Norris Bridge No 2
Twin bridges supporting a roundabout on the A323
20 miles and 1 furlong 29 locks
Pondtail Bridge 20 miles and 6 furlongs 29 locks
Pondtail Pipe Bridge 20 miles and 6¼ furlongs 29 locks
Old Pondtail Bridge 20 miles and 6¼ furlongs 29 locks
Reading Road South Bridge
Fleet
21 miles and 6¼ furlongs 29 locks
Fleet Town Football Ground 22 miles and ¾ furlongs 29 locks
The Fox and Hounds (Crookham) 22 miles and 3½ furlongs 29 locks
Coxheath Bridge 22 miles and 6 furlongs 29 locks
Malthouse Bridge 23 miles 29 locks
Crookham Swing Bridge 23 miles and 3¼ furlongs 29 locks
Poulters Bridge 23 miles and 4¾ furlongs 29 locks
Crondall Bridge 23 miles and 7¼ furlongs 29 locks
Double Bridge - Church Lane 24 miles and 7½ furlongs 29 locks
Blacksmiths Bridge 25 miles and 1¼ furlongs 29 locks
Barley Mow Bridge 26 miles and 3 furlongs 29 locks
Stacey's Farm Bridge 27 miles 29 locks
Baseley's Bridge 27 miles and 1¼ furlongs 29 locks
Sprat's Hatch Bridge 27 miles and 5 furlongs 29 locks
Broad Oak Bridge 28 miles and 4 furlongs 29 locks
Odiham Bypass Bridge 28 miles and 7½ furlongs 29 locks
Odiham Wharf 29 miles and ½ furlongs 29 locks
Colt Hill Bridge 29 miles and 1 furlong 29 locks
Lodge Copse Bridge- North Warnborough 29 miles and 6¾ furlongs 29 locks
Swan Bridge-North Warnborough
Nameplate deceptive Swan Pub is Derelict
30 miles and 2¼ furlongs 29 locks
North Warnborough Lift Bridge 30 miles and 4¼ furlongs 29 locks
Odiham Castle 30 miles and 6 furlongs 29 locks
Whitewater Aqueduct
Crosses the River Whitewater
30 miles and 6¼ furlongs 29 locks
Whitewater Winding Hole 30 miles and 6½ furlongs 29 locks
Odiham Castle Stop
End of Navigation
30 miles and 6¾ furlongs 29 locks
 
 
 
There are no links to external websites from here.
Why not log in and add some from the "add" submenu?
 
 
 

Wikipedia has a page about Basingstoke Canal

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. Its eastern end is at Byfleet, where it connects to the Wey Navigation. This, in turn, leads to the River Thames at Weybridge. Its intended purpose was to allow boats to travel from the docks in East London to Basingstoke.

It was never a commercial success and, from 1950, lack of maintenance allowed the canal to become increasingly derelict. After many years of neglect, restoration commenced in 1977 and on 10 May 1991 the canal was reopened as a fully navigable waterway from the River Wey to almost as far as the Greywell Tunnel. However its usage is currently still limited by low water supply and conservation issues.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Basingstoke Canal
[Greywell Tunnel] [Up Nately] [Wey and Godalming Navigations] [Frimley Lodge Park Railway] [Turgis Green] [Sheerwater] [Brookwood, Surrey] [Mytchett] [West Byfleet]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 12:29