Basingstoke Canal

Peter Loveland

The Basingstoke Canal runs from near New Haw, where it joins the Thames, to the collapsed tunnel at Greywell. A distance of some 32 miles. It offers opportunities for photography, and walking. For photography, it can be good to see reflections, trees, boats and canoes, and locks, as well as walkers. The various seasons offer different views (eg, autumn leaves, frozen water). There are many places for parking along the length of the canal, but one useful car park can be found at the Mytchett Canal Centre, GU16 6DD – follow sign into the Centre, then park on the left near just before the Canal Centre building, or alternatively continue up the road behind the Centre and turn right to park next to the playing field/camping area.