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Canal boat cruises back on the Wey & Arun

Canal boat cruises will be back on the Wey & Arun Canal from next week, with trips set to run throughout the summer.

Scheduled trips will resume on May 19th, with three cruises every Wednesday and Sunday, departing at 10.30am, 12 noon and 2pm from the wharf in Loxwood.

Due to coronavirus restrictions passenger numbers are being limited to allow for 2 metre social distancing, providing plenty of space to relax and enjoy the views onboard the spacious electric boat Wiggonholt. The Trust hopes to add Saturday trips and special cream tea voyages after June 21 when guidelines allow.

Bookings can be made via the Trust’s Boat Trips page

Bank holiday Monday (31st) will also see special trips offered onboard the nine-seater Josias Jessop boat, especially for family groups. The 30-minute trips will run throughout the day from 11-4, with no need to book ahead. The Trust’s visitor centre will also be open.

Chairman Sally Schupke said the trips onboard Josias Jessop would be a great way to spend the holiday. “If you are looking for something different to do on the bank holiday weekend, then come along. All proceeds from our boat trips will go towards maintaining the canal and future restoration projects.”

Gill Davies
Date: 
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
  • Josias Jessop will be in action for trips on bank holiday Monday.
  • Scheduled trips will run on Wednesdays and Sundays, at 10.30am, 12 noon and 2pm.