Share the space, drop your pace

We hope you enjoy exploring the canal but we do ask that you follow the 'share the space, drop your pace’ code. This promotes considerate sharing of the towpath by all users.

The six point code for the Basingstoke Canal is:

  • pedestrians have priority
  • be courteous to others - be careful and slow down
  • keep dogs under control and clean up after them
  • cyclists and runners give way to pedestrians
  • all cyclists to dismount and give way at bridges
  • pay attention and don't block the towpath