How to get there - Crookham Wharf is half a mile south of Crookham Village (to the south-west of Fleet)
For those with SatNav the nearest postcode is GU51 5SU. The carpark is 100 yards south of the George & Lobster.
Get a map with driving directions to start (enter the postcode of your starting point at A)
Suggested Launch Site - Crookham Wharf is a small public carpark with picnic area adjacent to the Basingstoke Canal. Canoes can be launched from the bank.
Description - This is a short trip of 4 miles with no locks or portages. The first (and last) mile is totally rural and the stretch through the outskirts of Fleet is still very pleasant, there being just enough traffic noise to remind you why you wanted a trip in the canoe. The Fox and Hounds is a convenient canalside pub for refreshments and the Wharf at Fleet is a suitable place for a picnic if you need one.
There is one low swing bridge at Zebon Copse but you can pass under with care.
Comments on this trip
JS Kayaker 08 Mar 2019
Tried to put in here last Sunday but car park only opens at 800 so I went on to Slipway near the Barley Mow. I did look at the bank here and for a very novice inflatable Kayak paddler like myself I think getting in and out of the Kayak at the bank might have been a challenge. I will be back to try however!!
Keith Day 24 Jun 2010
The pub near Chequers Bridge was known as the Chequers for about 200 years, Then became the George & Lobster for about 2 years. Now it's had yet another change of ownership and is known as the Exchequer! It' still a pub and that's what matters!