Some Things to Look Out For

There is much to see along the canal from scenery to wildlife.

The best view is from an outside deck, but it is worth keeping an eye out from the cabin even during less-pleasant weather.

In the spring, water birds nest and raise their young. At quiet times a flash of blue from a kingfisher might greet those keeping a sharp lookout. Timid moorhens rush for cover with their dangling feet almost touching the water.

There are lots of fish to see in places where the water is clear, which attracts both herons and anglers.

Depending on the season, there is an abundance of dragonflies and damselflies dancing across the water and buzzing the boat.

 

Here are some of the things you might see during a trip.

King John's Cstle
King John's Castle, Greywell

 

Heron
Heron

 

Purple loostrife
Purple loostrife

 

Old Thatch
Old Thatch, Winchfield

 

Duck and ducklings
Duck and ducklings

 

Damselfly
Damselfly

 

Zebon Swing Bridge, Crookham

 

Swans
Swan and cygnets

 

Swans at lift bridge
Swans at Warnborough lift bridge