Client: Surrey County Council & Hampshire County Council
Constructed between 1788 and 1794, The Basingstoke Canal runs for 32 miles through Hampshire to Surrey where it joins the Wey Navigation and beyond to the River Thames. It has a continuous tow path and has some 29 locks.
Through a market review, site appraisals and in-depth consultation we developed a future Vision and Action Delivery Plan for the whole stretch of the Canal. The action plans focussed on a range of themed areas including product development, volunteering, marketing and governance The work included looking at opportunities for the visitor centre and also the adjacent camping and touring field. Our work also set out a cost schedule and implementation timetable to allow the client to present an Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) funding application.
Find out more about the Basingstoke Canal.