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Loxwood Walk 2: Gennets Bridge Lock (2¾ miles)

This walk of 2¾ miles heads west out of the village along the towpath up to the site of Gennets Bridge lock, passing Loxwood Lock, Devil’s Hole Lock and Southland Lock before returning back to the heart of the village.

From the Canal Centre, walk west along the towpath passing the Onslow Arms public house on your left. Pass under the Loxwood High Street road bridge, which was built in 2008, to reach Loxwood Lock. The Wey & Arun Canal Trust built the lock and the horse bridge during 2005 to 2006 as part of the project to reinstate the canal under the High Street.

Walk along the bridleway towpath for ½ mile to reach Devil’s Hole Lock (A) which was reopened by the trust in 2010. Continue walking alongside the canal to reach Southland Lock (B) which was completely rebuilt by the Trust between 2011 and 2013. Walk for approximately ½ mile to reach the site of Gennets Bridge Lock (C).

From here turn right to cross the old canal (on the Sussex Border Path) and continue for 350 yards to a “crossroads” (D). Turn right off the Border Path to follow a bridle path for just under a mile through woodland and then open land with fields left and right, stay on the track as it swings left, the buildings of Loxwood Farm Place ahead of you, to bring you into Loxwood village by the Village Shop/Post Office (E).

From the shop turn right, crossing to the other side of the road to continue on down the pavement and soon reach the Onslow Arms public house and the Canal Centre.

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