AldershotAsh Vale

Aldash two
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By mark on 28 Apr 2021


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Description

The route follows the Basingstoke canal, except in Aldershot where it makes the most direct path to the canal.

At the west end of the canal is a fishery, which has a teahouse by the lake (get Eggs Benedict). Near Ash Vale are several facilities including an Indian restaurant, a Cafe, a corner shop; on the road to North Camp is a Tesco express and the Greedy Pig sandwich bar. (The cafe and sandwich bar close after the lunchtime rush).

In Ash, there is a parade of shops, and just north of Ash is the Admiral pub (off the canal) and the Swan (on the canal). The Swan is pricier.

Ash Vale is close to the Basingstoke Canal visitor centre, where there is a campsite

The route follows the Basingstoke canal, except in Aldershot where it makes the most direct path to the canal.

At the west end of the canal is a fishery, which has a teahouse by the lake (get Eggs Benedict). Near Ash Vale are several facilities including an Indian restaurant, a Cafe, a corner shop; on the road to North Camp is a Tesco express and the Greedy Pig sandwich bar. (The cafe and sandwich bar close after the lunchtime rush).

In Ash, there is a parade of shops, and just north of Ash is the Admiral pub (off the canal) and the Swan (on the canal). The Swan is pricier.

Ash Vale is close to the Basingstoke Canal visitor centre, where there is a campsite

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Aldershot
Grid Ref SU8662950424
Lat / Lon 51.24642° / -0.76023°
Easting / Northing 486,629E / 150,424N
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Ash Vale
Grid Ref SU8926853324
Lat / Lon 51.27208° / -0.72171°
Easting / Northing 489,268E / 153,324N
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Walker1

05 Jun 2022

Walked this route from Ash Vale to Aldershot. Starting from Ash Vale station the route joins the Basingstoke Canal towpath at the wharf where canal boats used to be built and repaired. The boat shed is still there by the side of the towpath.
The towpath is level and a good surface past Great Bottom Flash all the way to Ash Vale where there are shops and a cafe. The canal then continues on an embankments over the Blackwater Valley and crosses the busy A331 via an aqueduct. The towpath continues to Ash lock where the route leaves the canal and follows roads through Aldershot Military town.
Take time to read the new information board at Ash Lock. Care is needed as the first section of Government Road does not have a footpath. Best to pass under this road on the towpath and use the bridge over the lock to access the other side as this is the best route until you get to Ordnance Road where there is a proper footway.
The road then descends past Aldershot Military cemetery and on into Aldershot town centre.
Signage to the station is not that good, particularly for pedestrians but once you arrive there are good facilities and a small station cafe.


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