Celebrities take to the canal to raise funds for men’s health charity

TELEVISON adventurer Charley Boorman will lead a group of celebrities through Woking next week as they paddleboard along the Basingstoke Canal in support of Movember, the men’s health charity. Former Chelsea and... Read more »

Volunteers begin patrols to ensure towpath is safe

PATROLS by community volunteers to combat tackle anti-social behaviour along the Basingstoke canal towpath in Woking started this week. Canal Watch was launched on Monday by Surrey Police in collaboration with Woking... Read more »

Putting effort in to maintain a tranquil waterway

WE ARE very lucky to have the Basingstoke Canal passing through this part of Surrey. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with more than 250 acres of the land on... Read more »

Taking care of our tranquil waterway

OUR community is blessed with a wonderful waterway, the Basingstoke Canal, which is a fabulous green ribbon running from east to west through borough Woking. In a few paces, we can step... Read more »

New £2m bridge offers route across canal into Woking

A NEW pedestrian and cycle bridge has opened to provide an uninterrupted route across the Basingstoke Canal in Woking. The bridge is alongside the Chobham Road highway bridge, where the towpath changes... Read more »

Paddle into a peaceful waterworld

WHAT could be more pleasant than a gentle paddle along the Basingstoke Canal in and around Woking? More people are having the same idea, with a significant increase in unpowered boats on... Read more »

Work begins on new canal footbridge

THE foundations are being laid for a new pedestrian and cycling bridge across the Basingstoke Canal in Chobham Road, Woking. The bridge will be built alongside the existing road bridge. It will... Read more »

Woking family walks canal towpath for charity

TWO young brothers from Sheerwater and their dad have walked the length of the Basingstoke Canal towpath to raise money for a local youth group charity. Jack Hardy, 11, his brother Aiden,... Read more »

Lock tribute to canal stalwart Peter Redway

A STALWART supporter of the Basingstoke Canal will be forever remembered – after a lock was named in his honour. Lifelong St Johns resident Peter Redway MBE lived beside the waterway he... Read more »