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Walking routes

The countryside around the route of the Wey & Arun Canal is arguably amongst the most attractive for walking in the south of England. The Canal passes through the lovely woodland  and open landscapes of Surrey and West Sussex, including areas of outstanding natural beauty. The Trust has compiled some guides to short walks around 2 key areas of the canal, Shalford at the northern end, and Loxwood, in West Sussex. If you like a longer challenge or live further away, then we have also published a guide to the Wey-South Path, a walking route of some 36 miles linking the North Downs Way south of Guildford to the South Downs Way above Amberley. This and other books, souvenirs and clothing are available from the Trust's online shop.

The thumbnail maps shown below should give you an idea of the routes; click on "read more" under each map to see the full route, and a link to download a printable version.

Shalford Walk 1, Bradstone Brook and Tannery Lane (3¾ m).

Shalford Walk 2, Gun’s Mouth Circular Walk - (1 mile).

Shalford Walk 3, Gun’s Mouth, Hunt Nature Park, Tannery Lane Bridge and Gosden Aqueduct (2 miles)

Loxwood Walk 1 - Brewhurst Lock and Mill - 1 mile

Loxwood Walk 4: Gennets Bridge Lock and Rosemary Lane (4 miles)

Loxwood Walk 2: Gennets Bridge Lock (2¾ miles)

Loxwood Walk 5: North Loxwood and Drungewick Aqueduct (5 miles)

Loxwood Walk 3: Baldwin’s Knob & Drungewick Aqueduct (3½ miles)