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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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  • A good place for all the family as there is something for everyone. Canalside walks, Boat Trips, boats to hire, an interesting visitors centre, kids play area and a cafe.  more »
  • Tired buildings but nice cafe with basic food, great ice cream and full-to-the-brim bacon sandwiches! On a sunny day eat outside on the grass, watch or hire a boat, walk the towpath up to Frimley to s...  more »
  • really nice to walk along the canal, the whole area is nicely kept. There is a childrens play area and a nice little cafĂ© (only downside being there is no sheltered area to sit with your dog and dogs ...  more »