Using the canal

Closures and works

  • Canal is closed between Barley Mow Bridge and Blacksmith’s Bridge for landslip repair works
  • The towpath is closed between Chatter Alley and Blacksmith’s Bridge
  • The towpath is closed between Ash Vale Railway Station and Heath Vale Bridge

Details of closures


If you wish to bring your boat onto the canal you will need a Basingstoke Canal Authority licence.

Lock opening times

There are set opening times for locks on the Canal. You must book in advance to pass through the locks.

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