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Latest guide to exploring the Wey & Arun Canal

The Wey & Arun Canal Trust has updated its essential guide, Visiting the Wey & Arun Canal.

The latest publication has been revised to include recent restoration projects such as the £375,000 Gennets Bridge Lock and £375,000 Southland Lock, both near Loxwood, West Sussex, the circular walkway at Birtley in Surrey and the Thriscutt Slipway at Dunsfold on the Surrey/Sussex border. 

With handy maps and photos, historical background and practical advice on accessing the canal, the guide is an essential for those who want to get more out of their exploration of the 23-mile waterway. The publication highlights the unmissable beauty spots, areas of restoration and original features, and explains the next steps needed to bring each section of the canal back into use.

Wey & Arun Canal Trust chairman Sally Schupke said: "While the Canal Centre at Loxwood, West Sussex, and the public boat cruises offered from there may have helped many people explore one section of the canal, there are many other parts of the waterway that visitors have yet to discover. This guide offers a glimpse into the old and new of the canal, its route through the stunning Sussex and Surrey countryside, and provides a practical guide to getting the most from the Wey & Arun Canal."

The 72-page guide, priced £6, was first printed in 2012 and has been written and edited by volunteers Julian Cheek and Geoff Thomas. It is available from our online shop

Gill Davies
Thursday, December 19, 2019
  • The updated guide includes recent restoration and new photos.