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Upgrading the Basingstoke canal towpath - how are we progressing

March 2016

Basingstoke canal towpath upgrade

We have been working closely with the Basingstoke Canal Authority to upgrade 4.6km of canal towpath that runs between Ash Lock and Eelmoor Bridge. The 12-week schedule of works commenced at the beginning of February and is currently on-going with a completion date due shortly after Easter.

The existing towpath had become overgrown and narrow in many places, with some areas muddy and uneven. To address this, we have worked with Basingstoke Canal Authority to ensure the upgraded towpath has a broad, firm and open surface that all users will be able to use without difficulty.