Important notice

Basingstoke Canal is open to visitors during the national COVID-19 restrictions. The Canal visitor centre is closed.

Consult the Government website for the latest social distancing guidance and the COVID-19 restrictions that apply. 

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

Licences

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.