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Basingstoke Canal reflects the true spirit of Hampshire

Watch this 'Spirit of the South' report by Mary Stanley...

Basingstoke might not be your first thought as a holiday destination. But the Basingstoke Canal attracts visitors from as far away as America and New Zealand. The canal stretches from Greywell in Hampshire to Byfleet in Surrey. It's said to be one of the finest waterways in the country - but despite being open for more than 25 years, many people are still unaware of its existence. Mary Stanley went to discover more for the latest in our series, Spirit of the South.

A common sight along the Basingstoke Canal Credit: ITV
Mary Stanley makes slow progress along the canal Credit: ITV