Become a BCS Member in June

For a small annual subscription, you can become a member of the Basingstoke Canal Society (BCS) and get regular updates on the work to protect the canal. The BCS is also giving all new members who join in June 2024 the chance to win free tickets on a boat trip.

Becoming a member will really help make a difference towards the conservation and sustainability of the canal and help in the BCS’s aim of “Keeping the canal alive”, not just for today but to benefit future generations.

Membership includes:

  • Contributing to the upkeep of the canal
  • Regular newsletters highlighting the activities of the Society to maintain and support the canal
  • A free trip on John Pinkerton II trip boat
  • Discounted tickets on Society trip boats
  • Member-only social events
  • Opportunity to volunteer

Visit to become a member today!Become a BCS Member

The Basingstoke Canal Society are the guardians of the Basingstoke Canal and has been promoting and campaigning for the sustainable future of the Canal since 1966.

The Canal is owned by both Surrey and Hampshire County Council and work very closely with these and the local authorities to protect and maintain this beautiful waterway.

The Basingstoke Canal provides a wide range of benefits for local communities and those visiting the area:

Helping improve our health and wellbeing

The Basingstoke Canal is a free green gym on our doorsteps providing a place to relax or exercise whether that be walking, running, boating or fishing.

A place to appreciate nature

The Canal is a designated SSSI (Special  Site of Scientific Interest) and hosts a wide variety of plants and animals including some unique species. It’s a great place for nature spotting.

Delivering value for money

Every £1 donated delivers £10 in benefit to the local economy.* The Canal is a beautiful attraction driving spending in our area.

*IWA – Glasgow Caledonian University Study 2018

Unfortunately, the Canal is currently underfunded, and this poses a significant risk to its short-term running and long-term existence. Take Action NOW.

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