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Official opening of the new Summit Slipway

SUNDAY, 30th September 2018


The official opening of the Thriscutt Slipway (on the Summit Level of the canal near Alfold and Dunsfold, Surrey) will be on 30 September at 2pm. All are welcome, especially if you have any type of boat that you can bring along – it will be possible to launch trailable boats via the slipway (please register below if you are bringing a boat)


At 2pm, the Mayor of Waverley, Councillor Denise Le Gal, will officially open the slipway, dedicated to the memory of Sydney and Nancy Thriscutt, whose family provided substantial financial support for construction.

All are welcome and no booking is needed (unless you wish to bring a boat, see below). Access to the slipway is through Dunsfold Park. Drivers should enter Dunsfold Park via the Stovolds Hill (north) entrance (see map below) and follow the signed route to the car parking area next to the slipway. It will not be possible to enter Dunsfold Park via Compasses Bridge or on foot. If you need transport to the ceremony, please contact the Northern Office ( and we will do our best to make arrangements.

Boat launching

You are especially welcome if you would like to launch any type of small boat on the canal. Please register if you plan to bring a boat. If you have a portable boat, such as a canoe or kayak, you will be able to launch it from the wharf next to the slipway. If your boat needs the slipway then we will allocate you a time slot for launching.

Slipway map