About the Wey & Arun Canal

The Wey & Arun Canal Trust, a registered charity, aims to restore the 23-mile abandoned canal which runs through Surrey and Sussex and create the missing link between Britain’s inland waterways and the English Channel.

Our 3,000 members, volunteers and staff have restored significant stretches and our showcase site at Loxwood, West Sussex, hosts public boat trips from Spring to Autumn as well as welcoming canoeists and paddleboarders. The Trust was formed in 1973 and we celebrated our 50-year anniversary in 2023 when we opened our latest restored section in Birtley just south of Bramley in Surrey. 

Our long-distance footpath the "Wey-South Path" is shown on Ordnance Survey maps and runs either next to or near to the canal route.  We hope you get to enjoy the canal and that you can support us by becoming a member, making a donation or by joining our group of volunteers.