How will know if my booking is impacted by canal conditions?
We will let you know as soon as possible about any changes that need to be made to your booking. Sometimes the canal levels can affect the state of the locks for example if the water level is low in the Hampshire Pound the Basingstoke Canal Authority may need to close the Deepcut, Brookwood and St John’s lock flights to preserve water levels in the top pound. In this case navigation would reduce from Greywell to Frimley Green. If Ash Lock is closed, then that would be the limit of navigation. It is impossible to predict weather conditions but as soon as we know we will inform you of your options. Reduction in water levels usually begins in July and can continue until September or October. Usually the canal remains navigable but in 2022 Ash lock was closed on 25th June and didn’t reopen until October.