Important notice

The Basingstoke Canal Visitor Centre is open. If you are planning to visit us, please check the latest Government guidance to understand the restrictions that apply.

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What's on

Volunteer with us

Volunteers make a real difference and each opportunity provides its own experience:

  • Have fun
  • Make friends
  • Learn new skills
  • Make a difference to other people‚Äôs lives
  • Help support your local community

Volunteer booklet

More about volunteering

Using the canal

Closures and works

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.