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Basingstoke Canal goes batty

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Hidden : 4/19/2008
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Geocache Description:

This is a continuation of the series started by Westie Walker and Douglasf. If any cacher wants to continue the series 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 is situated very near to a strange structure within the fishing lakes. This concrete and sandbag curiosity was built in the early 1990s as a bat cave to house the local bat population. being near to water, I suppose that the bats have an endless supply of insects to chomp on. It is now largely covered up with vegitation but is still visible.

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