Basingstoke Canal, United Kingdom
About Basingstoke Canal
The Basingstoke Canal in North Hampshire was built between 1788 and 1794 and is 32 miles long with 29 locks. After many years of restoration, it is now fully navigable and a boater’s paradise. The canal flows between the village of Greywell in Hampshire to Woodham in Surrey before connecting to the River Wey Navigation, which in turn joins the River Thames.
Attractions near Basingstoke Canal
Frimley Lodge Park is a 24-hectare site that boasts a range of facilities for all ages and hosts events for all the family including lots of open space and woodland, picnic areas, two children's playgrounds, a trim trail, miniature railway, and meadows. The Basingstoke canal runs along the eastern boundary with a towpath and lots of space, woodland, cafeteria, miniature railway and pitch & putt course.
The Museum of Military Medicine, formerly the Army Medical Services Museum (AMS Museum), is located in Keogh Barracks, on Mytchett Place Road, Mytchett, Surrey, England. The museum tells the story of army medicine and healthcare, human and animal, from the English Civil War to the current day. The collections on display include uniforms and insignia, medical, dental and veterinary equipment, ambulances and much more besides
The Farnborough Air Sciences Trust museum holds a collection of aircraft, satellites, simulators, wind tunnel,s and Royal Aircraft Establishment-related material. There are aircraft on display, some of which had significant design and/or development contributions from Farnborough. The collection of models in a wind tunnel, held in storage, along with the documentation and historical records of engineering development.
Aldershot Military Museum tells the story of daily life for both soldiers and civilians in the town since 1854. The Museum tells the story of the British Army in Aldershot, the "Home of the British Army", from the Army's arrival in the area in the 1850s to the present day. Explore the site, admire the tanks and vehicles, join in with the hands-on activities and let your kids take on the assault course challenge.
Brookwood Cemetery, is a burial ground in Brookwood, Surrey, England. It is the largest cemetery in the United Kingdom and one of the largest in Europe. The 220 Acre park provides a picturesque, tranquil setting for visitors 365 days of the year. The grounds are divided into many smaller plots by a multitude of roads and avenues that boast magnificent trees and offer a wealth of flora and fauna as well as local heritage.
Lightwater Country Park is situated on the edge of Lightwater Village and extends to 59 hectares. The Country Park is predominately heathland habitat, but there are also ponds, woodland, meadows and areas of scrub. The park is open to the public year-round, and day-ticket fishing is available during the fishing season.
Where is Basingstoke Canal
Discover more attractions in Berkshire, where Basingstoke Canal is located
This romantic county is renowned for its connections with the Royal Family, the River Thames meandering along the northern edge and its many beautiful gardens ablaze with colour. Berkshire was recognised by the Queen as the Royal County of Berkshire in 1957 because of the presence of Windsor Castle, and letters patent were issued in 1974.