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Canal boat trips to begin again

Volunteers will be welcoming passengers back to Loxwood this weekend as boat trips from the wharf resume after a four-month break.

The Trust's large electric boat Wiggonholt has been adapted to take a maximum of 14 passengers instead of 48 to allow for 2m social distancing, and crew will be following strict safety procedures to allow passengers to cruise in confidence.

Trips will be running on Sundays and Wednesdays at 12 midday and 2pm, with each trip lasting either 35 or 50 minutes and passing through one lock and under a bridge before returning back to the wharf. Bookings can be made online at https://weyarun.org.uk/trips/LiveH.php.

The postponement of boat trips and cancellation of fundraising events due to coronavirus has meant a big loss in revenue for 2020 and Trust chairman Sally Schupke said she was pleased the boat trip season could now begin. "We've been working hard to ensure the safety of passengers and crew and can't wait to see Wiggonholt back in action after many months. We hope the public will take the opportunity to cruise the stunning Wey & Arun Canal and support us in our efforts to continue restoring this historic canal."

 

Gill Davies
Date: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
  • Wiggonholt will be back in action from this weekend as boat trips on the Wey & Arun Canal resume.
  • Experience the calm of the Wey & Arun Canal in comfort onboard trip boat Wiggonholt.