Volunteers and Wey & Arun Canal Trust staff members have worked across the weekend to deal with fallen trees and debris caused by Storm Eunice.

Wind gusts of up to 75 mph brought down power cables and trees across Surrey and Sussex on Friday 18th February, with some weakened trees along the canal also succumbing to the gales, blocking towpaths and the waterway.

Regular working party members and the visiting KESCRG team joined WACT employees to help clear the fallen trees at the Loxwood section on Saturday and Sunday. Some of the fallen trees were those with ash dieback and already earmarked for removal in an independent study carried out last year.

The towpath at Loxwood is now clear, although the public are warned to take extra care.

Volunteers will continue the work at other affected parts of the canal over the coming days.


A tree across the canal south of Baldwin's Knob Lock.

Fallen branches also blocked the towpath.

Regular volunteers and KESCRG visitors came together to help clear the towpath.

Removing branches north of Baldwin's Knob Lock.

The visiting KESCRG team proved invaluable.