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Boat trip on Basingstoke Canal

3 November @ 10:30 - 16:30

Last year three of us had a trip out on the Basingstoke canal following our November meeting at the Basingstoke Canal Centre (BCC).  We launched a sliding seat rowing boat and a Hobie ‘Mirage drive’ canoe from a slipway near where the A325 crosses the canal west of Aldershot and rowed/pedaled to the town centre of Fleet and back, having lunch at a pub in Fleet. We were lucky to enjoy bright sunshine which showed off the autumn leaves along this stretch of the canal that is mostly through woodland.  This was a pleasant day out so, subject to weather at the time, we propose to do something similar this year.  We may choose a different route this time, this can be discussed at our meeting at the BCC the day before.

This could be suitable for canoes, rowboats, small motor boats, I think also stand up paddleboards, but not boats with masts since there are overhanging trees and low  bridges. Or you could take a stroll along the towpath and join us for a pub lunch.

Day licences for boating on the canal are available from the link below:

Basingstoke Canal Licences


3 November
10:30 - 16:30