Basingstoke Canal

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The Basingstoke Canal is one of the waterways in the United Kingdom. It is a man-made navigation joining Basingstoke to the River Wey at Weybridge via Odiham, Fleet, Aldershot, Mytchett, Brookwood and Woking. It allowed boats to travel to Basingstoke from the docks in East London via the River Thames and River Wey. The western section from North Warnborough to Basingstoke is currently un-navigable where it enters the Greywell Tunnel. The tunnel is partially collapsed and is inhabited by a protected bat colony, for this reason it is unlikely that the tunnel will ever be restored.

The Victorian London and South Western Railway runs parallel to the canal along much of its length and was partially responsible for it falling into disuse.

There is an information centre for the canal at Mytchett.

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