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Basingstoke Canal Towpath Trail

Hampshire, Surrey

53 km / 33 miles
A permissive towpath trail from Penny Bridge, Up Nately to the Basingstoke Canal's junction with the Wey Navigation at Woodham, Surrey. The Canal walk goes through the Hampshire and Surrey countryside along the tree-lined towpath of the restored 200-year-old canal and through woodland, heathland, wetland and pasture. The canal towpath has been reinstated as far as Up Nately, 3 miles from Basingstoke and is currently the limit of the Canal walk. En route are Odiham Castle, the Deepcut flight of locks, aqueducts, scenic villages and historic buildings. Nearby stations are Hook, Winchfield, Fleet, Aldershot, Ash, Ash Vale, North Camp, Brookwood, Woking and West Byfleet.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Easy
Industrial History
Start: SU694521 - Penny Bridge, Up Nately, Basingstoke, Hampshire View on StreetMap
Finish: TQ055620 - Woodham, Surrey View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Hantsweb - Basingstoke Canal Towpath Trail Basingstoke Canal [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Booklet Guide to the Basingstoke Canal  (Basingstoke Canal Society  - 2015 )
Guidebook Basingstoke Canal  (Basingstoke Canal Society  - 2006 )
External download Basingstoke Canal and Footpaths map  (Hampshire County Council ) Download
General Interest Book River Thames and Southern Waterways: Waterways Guide 7 (Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides)  (HarperCollins  - 2021 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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OS Landranger 175, 176, 186, 187
OS Landranger Active 175, 176, 186, 187
OS Explorer 144, 145, 160
OS Explorer Active 144, 145, 160

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Route Profile:

52.6 km (32.7 miles)
338 m (1,109 ft) ascent
114 m (374 ft)  maximum height

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