The Basingstoke Canal
is one of the Waterways in the United Kingdom
. It is a man-made navigation joining Basingstoke
to the River Wey
via Odiham, Fleet
, Aldershot, Mytchett, Brookwood and Woking
. It allowed boats to travel to Basingstoke from the docks in East London
via the River Thames
and River Wey
. The western section from North Warnborough to Basingstoke is currently un-navigable where it enters the Greywell Tunnel which is currently a Bat
The Victorian London and South Western Railway runs parallel to the canal along much of it's length and was partially responsible for it falling into disuse.
There is an information centre for the canal at Mytchett.
External link The Basingstoke Canal