What has the Trust achieved?
We have come a long way since the canal restoration started – 10 locks restored and one new lock built; 17 bridges restored and two new ones built; 2 aqueducts reconstructed; over half the canal worked on and 3½ miles fully restored at Loxwood to enable public trip boats to operate.
But there is a huge amount still to be done and WACT is determined that the canal will be completed. In the past, the Trust mainly focused on one major project at a time but a multi-site strategy has been adopted to accelerate the restoration project. In 2022, work was being carried out at Tickner's Heath (near Alfold and Dunsfold) on the Summit Level and at Birtley, south of Bramley in Surrey, with various smaller schemes also being progressed.
You can help in many ways. Although our volunteers provide much of the effort, funding is required for materials, contractors and professional planners and engineers. Income from Memberships, regular and one-off donations, legacies, boat trips and sales all mean that the work can continue and one day the whole canal will be open once again. We hope you can help.