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Basingstoke Canal Centre Campsite
Mytchett Place Road
Surrey   (Browse area)
GU16 6DD
Tel: 01252 370073
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Pitches: 38
Open: 01/03/2022 to 31/10/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 51 Reviews
                8/10 from 51 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   Outdoor Pool <5 miles 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   Tennis <5 miles 
 No Beach   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring On Site 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 Canalside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: September 2021 Unit:  Other
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Cat+Gus 7 reviews from this member

 We hired a bell tent within its own enclosure just off the main field for the weekend. The set up is great with a main tent, gazebo + camp kitchen unit in place. Like others in the bell tents, we had pitched a second tent in the enclosure to accommodate our larger group.

The area is lovely with plenty of space locally, a good café on site and plenty of activities close by. The trains do run through the night but are infrequent and were not a problem. The staff are very helpful and friendly.

The only area I would improve here are the bathrooms - one shower and one toilet for the ladies and same for the gents. Unfortunately, these are shared with the day visitors and were flooded and muddy on the Sunday morning which was off putting.

Overall, a good stay. 
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Date of Visit: August 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  With friends
Reviewer: Shaden2 4 reviews from this member

 A wonderful location for a basic but very pleasant campsite!

Attentive and helpful staff for a site which is well situated for exploring either on foot or by car.

Large woods all around which were ideal for walking the dog.

Approx 40 minute walk along the canal to The Swan pub in nearby Ash Vale - well worth a visit for great food & drink.

We will certainly look to return to this campsite whenever in the area. 
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Date of Visit: July 2021 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Freckles63 67 reviews from this member

 Have used this site many times, our stop over site for getting M25 out of way and travelling on to West country. £17 2 adults with caravan, chip shop around corner 5 min drive, café on site for breakfast, although it's not as good as it used to be.

Park up where you want, if you go along fence line where carpark is be prepared for dogs and noise from 8. 30am when all dog walkers come in.

Late sunshine to right of field as you enter, early sunshine to left of field, you'll be nearer to train line and canal this side.

Potters bar outside gates seems to be shut down permanently now.

Good location and plenty of space for kids to be kids. 

Date of Visit: June 2021 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Camel campers 55 reviews from this member

 Second visit to the canal center and as like last time great service and easy to keep safe with their covid measures in place.

This site is essentially a field with no EHU, and toilets and showers subject to covid restrictions.

Pitches had been laid out differently with adequate space between units to ensure the safety of everyone.

There is an on site cafe which does a range of food and drinks, all of excellent quality but closes in late afternoon rather than the evening.

We spent some time Kayaking on the canal, there are hire boats if you don't have your own. Fresh water and chemical waste are easily accessed. 

Date of Visit: May 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Paulan 1 review from this member

 With grandchildren a ten minute walk away, this is an

Ideal stopover for us, a large grass site that even with all May's rain still did not show much damage and our 4 tons made very little tracking getting out from the far end of the field. There are plenty of walks either in the woods or along the canal, a dog walkers paradise!

It's not the quietest of sites with a cacophony of bird song (especially at dawn), a very infrequent train rattling past, and gunfire from the ranges in the distance, but it does get its quieter moments.

For those that don't need ehu then it's well worth a visit at £17. Facilities were closed but there is a cafe on site, fresh water and an elsan unit for waste.

The staff were very helpful, and we will be returning for future visits. 
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Date of Visit: April 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Ldw9h3 1 review from this member

 This is a superb site right next to the Basingstoke Canal. Grass field with ample space to pitch up (no electric).

The children absolutely love it & spent the time running free outdoors.

There's a tea room, boat hire, a small play area for kids & a pub within walking distance.

There are restroom facilities but I have not used so cannot advise on this.

Would definitely recommend 
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Date of Visit: September 2020 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Extended family
Reviewer: Camel campers 55 reviews from this member

 Arrived on Friday evening, booking was easy and we arrived after the office was closed but no problems with access and just logged our arrival the following morning.

We met some family here for a days canoeing on the canal, had a great time.

The toilets were closed due to covid and we were made aware of this at the time of booking. Great access for launching your own canoe, or you can hire one from the site. There are no electric hookups but we managed fine without.

The pitches were marked out with white lines and you could choose your own pitch. Not may there when we were and the site was generally quiet. We did not notice any traffic noise form the nearby road, and there is a local garage in walking distance with a M&S food store.

There is also an on site cafe, I cant comment on it as we didn't make use of it. But we will be back again in the future.

The only improvements there could be is some electricity for stays longer than a weekend. 

Date of Visit: September 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: AllyAndy 2 reviews from this member

 Great site lovely dog walks in woods and along canal, no electric hookup but we managed ok,

Definitely be back.

No toilet facilities because of covid, had a canoe down canal. 
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Date of Visit: September 2019 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Extended family
Reviewer: Hevvie 9 reviews from this member

 Large open field no designated pitches. Only 2 caravans and 2 tents when we arrived. Lots of space to choose from. Excellent dog walks all around the campsite and miles of canal to walk along.

Friendly welcome from staff in visitor centre. Pack with map of site and codes for toilets and shower. It is a bit of a trek from the campsite field to the toilets and showers though.

Good on site cafe reasonably priced. There is some road noise in the background and some aircraft noise but didn’t bother us. What did bother us was a caravan that arrived late on Friday night and pitched next to us (although masses of space to choose from) they then fired up the loudest generator I’ve ever heard! Not the campsites fault however it does state quiet generators are permitted.

Another negative is that dog walkers seem to think the camping field is a rite of passage for them to walk through although there is a large forest and canal walk for them to use! Regardless of the negatives this is a definite return campsite for us. 
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Date of Visit: August 2019  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Russadub 2 reviews from this member

 Excellent spot right on the canal, lots to see and do, everyone very friendly no frills but proper camping will definitely be back !

No electric hook up which didn't bother us

Wide open spaces and great play park for kids to run around like looneys

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