Brookwood and Basingstoke Canal Towpath

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Woking, Surrey, England

Brookwood and Basingstoke Canal Towpath is a 5.5 mile loop trail located near Woking, Surrey, England that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length5.5 miElevation gain803 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingLakeRiver
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Getting There

A circular walk starting from Brookwood Station in Surrey. The walk follows the towpath of the Basingstoke canal and then passes through the village of St John's near Woking, cuts across the railway and a golf course before returning to the towpath for the return stretch. The walk is relatively flat and provides relatively easy walking and navigation. The paths include long sections of the canal towpath (which can be narrow, muddy and overgrown in places) along with pavements, road edges and tarmac paths. There is just one stile (which is quite small and relatively open to allow most dogs to pass through alongside) and you will also need to cross a golf course so take here to avoid the balls flying down the fairways.

The walk starts and finishes at Brookwood Station near Woking in Surrey. Parking is available at the pay and display car park at Brookwood Station signed off the A324 (Connaught Road) in Surrey. Payment is taken by debit or credit card. The station is on the London Waterloo to Basingstoke line. Approximate post code GU24 0ER.

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Jemima villanueva
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WalkingGreat!

Lovely walk with great canal views and a beautiful golf course. When you come to the first crossing of the canal (by the third lock) the path under the bridge was flooded when we went but it was actually easier just to cross over the bridge via the road. On the way out we actually did this by mistake as it seemed like the more obvious path to follow. Very helpful that everyone had warned about the road stretch and someone has shared a photo of the bridge you have to walk under. It was totally fine.

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JC Lacour
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Hiking

One part of the trail was just a busy road with very little pavement to walk along, which wasn't great.

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Bruce white
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Great!

I thoroughly enjoyed the walk. The weather was kind and the area has a interesting view of the canal and the Woking Golf Course. The only section which was a little trick was coming through under the bridge before returning to the trail up the canal.

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Shuen Coles
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Hiking

Nice

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helene helene
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Ben Kirkwood
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Hiking

Lovely flat and easy walk, the road with out the path wasn’t too bad only took about 10 mins, but cars do come fast.

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Conny C
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Charlie Kearsey
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Hiking

Loved it

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Paula Pardoe
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Walking

Lovely canal walk, and across the golf course. Very easy, no styles. The road bit was slightly scary, but not long.

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Chris Millyard
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Hiking

Nice walk along the canal sections and through the golf course. Walk along Blackhorse Road was scary!! Not suitable for walkers with small children.

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Tim Salisbury
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Hiking

Enjoyed this walk by the canal. Quite busy though. Maybe go in the week if you can

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Natalie Foan
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Enjoyed much of the stretch on the canal, though it was very busy in some areas. There was frequent standing to the side of the narrow path to let joggers and cyclists pass (it was a sunny autumn day!). We didn't feel safe on the stretch walking on the country road without a pavement. The cars were travelling at speed and we were glad to reach the canal path again. Lovely area and agreeing with someone else's comments, some beautiful reflections on the canal

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Stephen Moorre
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First to Review

Just finished this walk not to muddy with all the storms that had been around. The sun came out with some amazing reflections on the canal. The return we did on the other footpath to vary the views.

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Debbie Carpenter
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K G
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Liam Cleary
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Liinaxh H
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Tom Ellery
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Vicki O’Brien
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Vasudha Raju
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matt kearsey
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James Morris
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Olga Sokolovskaya
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Daniele Varrazzo
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