Basingstoke Canal Towpath Trail

A 33 miles long distance footpath which explores the lovely Hampshire and Surey countryside by way of the Basingstoke Canal towpath and nearby paths. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Penny Bridge, Up Nately
Distance: 33 miles (53 km)
Grid Ref: SU694521
Climbing: 203 metres
Walk time: 12-16 hours
Days: 2-3

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Basingstoke Canal Towpath Trail is a permissive walk 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. 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. (Source: LDWA)

Useful Links:
The Basingstoke Canal Society
Wayne Cousen's walk movie
Annierak's walk story
Long Distance Walkers Association

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