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Basingstoke Canal Towpath Trail

53 km / 33 miles

Hampshire, 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 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
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Easy; Canal; Heritage; Industrial History
SU694521 - Penny Bridge, Up Nately, Basingstoke, Hampshire
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TQ055620 - Woodham, Surrey
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guide to the Basingstoke Canal (Basingstoke Canal Society - 2015)
Basingstoke Canal (Basingstoke Canal Society - 2006)
Basingstoke Canal (Basingstoke Canal Authority - 2004)
External PDF
Basingstoke Canal and Footpaths map (Hampshire County Council)

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Basingstoke Canal Walk GPX Exchange Format Route File
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Route Profile:

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