Our knowledgeable band of speakers are now taking bookings for 2020.

Whether it’s how the canal came to be and the characters behind its creation, to its recent restoration success, Trust speakers can provide local groups with fascinating and entertaining talks on many aspects of the 23-mile waterway. 

Presentations can span history to wildlife, and cover all interests and age groups. Previous bookings have ranged from gardening clubs and wine groups to Scouts and Cubs.

Wey & Arun Canal Trust chairman Sally Schupke said: “Our speakers can bring to life the story of how the canal came to be; the characters behind its construction, and those who are pioneering its restoration today. Our talks offer a unique opportunity to find out more about this historic waterway from some of those most passionate about its history, biodiversity and restoration.”

There is no fixed charge for a speaker, but a £60 donation is asked for to support the Trust’s restoration work.

Anyone interested in booking a talk should email talks@weyandarun.co.uk, or go to https://weyarun.org.uk/content/request-speaker.

There are also vacancies to join the team of speakers. For more information, email talks@weyandarun.co.uk.