A major landslip on Basingstoke Canal closes towpath

Basingstoke Canal landslipThe Fleet News & Mail report that there’s been a major landslide on the Basingstoke Canal in Hampshire, leading to a closure of the towpath. Reading the latest Basingstoke Canal News shows that much maintenance work has been completed.  It’s surely a disappointment to them to have to deal with this.

It’s encouraging to read about the reorganisation of the Canal management structure, including the greater involvement of Surrey and Hampshire County Councils. Also, there’s a new Canal Operations Manager in Fiona Shipp.

While the maintenance work to get the canal re-opened is not complete, it does look likely to happen this year. I wish them much success in their on-going endeavours.

One thought on “A major landslip on Basingstoke Canal closes towpath

  1. Canals bring so much pleasure to so many people… my husband became a volunteer assistant Lock Keeper last year and he loves it but please note it’s a “Summer job” !

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