|Lock 12 with the stop boards in|
place on 17-September-2012
We are working on an 'Open Navigation' policy which will allow a certain number of boats to use Woodham (where the houseboats are), St Johns and soon Brookwood. Of necessity it will be controlled (in the same way the summit of the Rochdale is) with the current proposal to be up to six boats (3 lockings) up though Woodham on Mondays and Fridays (allowing a weekend or week long trip to Brookwood). This is the initial 'starter for 10' position which we would look to expand over time; when Deepcut is opened it will enable all of you who have told me they want to 'do' the Basingtoke that opportunity. We'll need to see if we can do a deal with a combined National Trust (River Wey)/Basingstoke licence in the not too distant future.