Visitor Experience and Visitor Accommodation, Basingstoke Canal

Visitor researchClient: 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 visitor accommodation in 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.

How can we help?
If you have any questions about developing a new visitor accommodation business or reviewing options for a visitor centre or canal please don’t hesitate to call Richard Linington on 023 9248 1999 or email