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Colt Hill Wharf, Odiham, Hampshire RG29 1AL
Kent, Surrey, Sussex branch

A joint event by the Kent, Surrey and Sussex, Thames Valley and Wessex branches to the Basingstoke Canal. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to travel down the picturesque Basingstoke Canal on the John Pinkerton II canal boat. There will also be a guide on board who will talk about the history and environs of the canal. 

The Canal has been undergoing a restoration process since 1973, which has resulted not only in its re-establishment as a working navigation channel but in the creation of new waterside habitats for wildlife. 

The boat is covered for all weathers and has a licensed bar serving teas, coffees and light refreshments, and has toilet facilities. Soft shoes are recommended footwear, with high heels being inappropriate. 

For more information on the trip, please visit the Basingstoke Canal Society website.  


The boat is accessed by five steps, and there is no wheelchair access, so helpers would be required to get wheelchairs onto the boat.

Cost and booking 

This trip is free to attend and for all. Places are limited so advanced booking is essential through the link at the top of the page. 

Please make sure to select which RSB branch you are a member of when booking. 


If you wish to know more about the trip, please contact Dr Ralph Manly at
For booking or website enquiries please contact Eleanor Barrand at or on 020 3925 3444.