The following is from the Basingstoke Canal Authority website
Licences are available from the canal Authority Headquarters at Mytchett at £6.75 for 30 days or £15.50 per year (2008). The BCU membership also allows navigation of the canal.General Information
The Basingstoke Canal can be found in Southern England between the village of Greywell in Hampshire and Woodham in Surrey. It was built between 1788 and 1794 and is 32 miles long with 29 locks. After many years of restoration it's now fully navigable, and connects to the River Wey Navigation, which in turn joins the River Thames. Approximately half of the canal is owned by Hampshire County Council and the other half by Surrey County Council. The "Basingstoke Canal Authority" (part of Hampshire County Council's "Countryside Service") undertake the management of the whole canal. Their offices and visitor centre are located at the Canal Centre, Mytchett Place Road, Mytchett, Surrey. GU16 6DD Telephone - 01252 370073
For those that dislike portaging locks there is a 14 mile lock free pound from Ash lock (Aldershot) to the limit of navigation at Odiham Castle.
Convenient parking/launching points are at:-
Colt Hill, Odiham (map)
Winchfield Hurst (map)
Crookham Wharf (map)
Fleet Wharf (map)
Wharf Bridge, Aldershot (map)
Mytchett Canal Centre (map)
St Johns Bridge, Woking (map)
Details of any current stoppages are here (click the "Navigation" link in the menu at the top of the page).
There is camping available at the Mytchett Canal Centre. (click the "Visitor Centre" link in the menu at the top of the page).