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Andover Canal

The Andover Canal ran from Andover to Redbridge, through Stockbridge and Romsey.  A railway – now disused – was built along most of the route.

Map showing the Andover Canal and surrounding waterways

Facts & Stats


Date opened

22 miles

(35 km)

The length of the Andover Canal.


Date closed

The canal was bought by London and South Western Railway, which opened in 1865, and used around 14.5 miles (23.3 km) of the canal bed.

Waterway notes

Waterway underfunding

Hundreds of miles of waterways – along with their unique heritage and habitats – are currently starved of funding and rely on constant lobbying by us to safeguard their future.

Sustainable Boating

We want boating on canals and rivers to be more sustainable and – even though the current overall contribution to UK carbon emissions is very small – we want to help reduce emissions on the waterways.

Waterways Heritage at Risk

Britain’s canals and rivers are a unique, living heritage. But that heritage is at risk – from urban development, lack of protection, loss of skills and knowledge and climate change.

You can help Save Waterways Heritage.

Waterway restoration

Restoring the UK’s blue infrastructure – our inherited network of navigable canals and rivers – is good for people and places.