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Basingstoke Canal Walk

53 km / 33 miles

Hants, Surrey
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 Surrey and Hampshire countryside along the tree-lined towpath of the recently restored 200 years 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 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: Canal; Heritage; Industrial History
SU698521 - Penny Bridge, Up Nately, Basingstoke, Hants
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TQ054621 - Woodham, Surrey
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Web Sites: Hantsweb - Basingstoke Canal Towpath Trail
  Basingstoke Canal Society
  Hantsweb - Canal and Footpaths map - PDF

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback: Basingstoke Canal (NPI Media Group - 2007)
Leaflet: Basingstoke Canal (Basingstoke Canal Authority - 2004)


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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger: 175176186187
OS Landranger Active: 175176186187
OS Explorer: 144145160
OS Explorer Active: 144145160
Other Paper Maps:
Stripmap: Basingstoke Canal and the River Wey Navigations (GEOprojects - 2005)

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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B & B Accommodation: Hatsue Guest House  (bookable online) 4 Km 34 Km

Connected Paths:

E Routes: E-Route 2 UK Section - Dover to Kirk Yetholm
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Blackwater Valley Path; Three Castles Path (England); Wey Navigations
Other Paths: Brenda Parker Way; Games Way; Goring to Goring; London Countryway; London Green Belt Way
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Anytime Challenges: North to South Surrey Walk


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Route Profile:

52.3 Km (32.5 miles)
327 m (1,073 ft) ascent
114 m (374 ft)  maximum height