Name Canal Visitor Centre
Telephone 01252 370073
Tents £7.50 per night 2 persons sharing. Motorhome/caravans £9.00 2 persons sharing per night.
Food Shop, Nearby
Children's Play Area, On-Site
Gas Cylinders, Nearby
Canal Visitor Centre, Mytchett, Surrey
The Basingstoke Canal can be found in Southern England between the village of Greywell in Hampshire and Woodham in Surrey. It was built between 1788 and 1794 and is 32 miles long with 29 locks. After many years of restoration it's now fully navigable, and connects to the River Wey Navigation, which in turn joins the River Thames. Approximately half of the canal is owned by Hampshire County Council and the other half by Surrey County Council.
The Canal Visitor Centre has plenty to offer the whole family. It is situated alongside the Basingstoke Canal in the village of Mytchett, near Junction 4 of the M3. Our facilities overlook the picturesque canal and include a function room, picnic and play area, information point and gift shop, tearoom, campsite and free parking. The 32 mile long towpath is easily accessible so the Visitor Centre is the ideal place to start exploring this beautiful waterway.
Picnic & play area : Our waterfront picnic area is the ideal setting to relax and watch the boats pass by. There’s lots of space so all you need is a picnic blanket! While you relax the kids can go wild in our
“Trailblazer” play area, a circuit of play equipment that will test the hardiest of mini adventurers!
Information centre : With a detailed map, historical references, interactive lock model, video display and replica barge cabin there’s plenty to see. The Information point is also the perfect place to find out things to see and do on the canal and how we manage it for everyone to enjoy!
The gift shop : A wide range of toys and gifts and all at excellent prices! Books and maps about the Canal are also available.
Our campsite : A picturesque campsite with a waterfront setting is the perfect place to stay when visiting the Basingstoke Canal. Toilets and shower facilities are provided along with water points and waste disposal. The Campsite is open throughout the year although you’ll need to book in advance.
Rates : Tents £7.50 per night 2 persons sharing. Motorhome/caravans £9.00 2 persons sharing per night.
Groups by prior arrangement.