History of the Basingstoke Canal
The Basingstoke Canal is in the south east of England and flows through the counties of Hampshire and Surrey. It originally ran from the Hampshire town of Basingstoke to its junction with the River Wey Navigation in Surrey, 37 miles away.
Today, 32 miles of the original navigation have been restored, from the Wey Navigation as far as North Warnborough in Hampshire, as a public amenity catering for boaters, walkers, canoeists, anglers and naturalists. Refer to the Surrey and Hampshire Canal Society for more information.
It has 29 locks, all but one in Surrey, which together raise the canal 204ft from the River Wey. You can find more about the Basingstoke Canal here.
Bridges of the Canal
This cache is very close to two bridges - The Coxheath Bridge and the Malthouse Bridge. There are 67 bridges along the canal although there used to be nearly 80. If you have done all the caches in this series you have already passed one bridge that was built but a few years ago and one that fell in of it's own accord.