Basingstoke Canal - Slop Jockey Academy
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This is a continuation of a series of caches along the Basinstoke Canal started by Westie Walker and douglasf. If further cachers wish to extend the series downstream, that would be nice
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 Wanborough 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 204 feet from the River Wey.
The cache itself is a 500ml click-lock box containing a log book and the usual swaps.
It derives its name from the imposing set of buildings across the water from the cache which is the Military School of Catering where some of our best chefs learnt their trade. On occasions, I have seen them out training with their field kitchens and spoiling perfectly good food!
We really enjoyed setting these caches and we hope that you enjoy finding them.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum