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Basingstoke Canal, Mytchett
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The Basingstoke Canal is a British canal, completed in 1794, built to connect Basingstoke with the River Thames at Weybridge via the Wey Navigation.From Basingstoke, the canal passes through or near Greywell, North Warnborough, Odiham, Dogmersfield, Fleet, Farnborough Airfield, Aldershot, Mytchett, Brookwood, Knaphill and Woking. Its eastern end is at Byfleet, where it connects to the Wey Navigation. This, in turn, leads to the River Thames at Weybridge. Its intended purpose was to allow boats to travel from the docks in East London to Basingstoke.It was never a commercial success and, from 1950, lack of maintenance allowed the canal to become increasingly derelict. After many years of neglect, restoration commenced in 1977 and on 10 May 1991 the canal was reopened as a fully navigable waterway from the River Wey to almost as far as the Greywell Tunnel. However its usage is currently still limited by low water supply and conservation issues.
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  • There is a lot going on at the canal centre for all ages, you can enjoy a walk through the woods and along the canal path, stop for a bite to eat at the great little cafe, there is a playground and lo...  more »
  • I decide to have a bike ride, and this is the perfect place. You are completely absorbed by nature... I met foxes, squirrels, a baby deer, kingfishers.... really amazing 
  • Really enjoyed visiting here today and loved the Canal cafe... Area suitable for relaxing and walking... also children's play area...