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Gennets Bridge Lock opening ceremony

All are welcome at a short ceremony to celebrate the completion of the rebuilt Gennets Bridge Lock, near Loxwood and Alfold, at 12 noon on Saturday 21st April. This is the day of the Trust’s Annual Meeting, being held at the nearby North Hall in Loxwood. After the ceremony, celebration drinks will be served.

There is no public road access to Gennets Bridge Lock. Please do not park in Oakhurst Lane(the farm track leading towards Gennets Bridge). You can park at North Hall and walk across the fields to Gennets Bridge Lock (the shortest route - less than one mile - see map below).

Alternatively, you can use the car park behind the Onslow Arms and walk along the towpath, past the restored Loxwood, Devil’s Hole and Southland Locks (about 1½ miles).

Another option is to travel on our tripboat Wiggonholt from the Onslow Arms to Southland Lock and back, leaving the Onslow Arms at 10.30 (the trip is free for members but must be booked - see below). From Southland Lock to Gennets Bridge is a walk of less than ½ mile.

For all walking routes, but especially between Southland Lock and Gennets Bridge, we strongly advise footwear suitable for muddy conditions.Only if you have mobility difficulties that mean you are unable to use one of the walking routes, a very limited number of parking places will be available at Gennets Bridge. If you would like one of these places, you must book in advance (events@weyandarun.co.uk, 01483 505566). Only booked vehicles will be allowed through the normally locked gates. To book places on the special boat trip please go to weyarun.org.uk or call 01483 505566

Directions to North Hall, Loxwood

Loxwood to GBL map

Boat trip to the Lock (Members only)

To travel to the ceremony, Trust Members may like to take a free return journey on our tripboat Wiggonholt from the Onslow Arms in Loxwood to Southland Lock, from which Gennets Bridge is a walk of less than ½ mile.

This free Members-only trip will be leaving the Onslow Arms at 10.30 and returning around 1:30, in time to reach the North Hall in Loxwood for the Annual Meeting.  Refreshments will be served on board.

ALL GUESTS MUST PRE-BOOK

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For all walking routes, but especially between Southland Lock and Gennets Bridge, we strongly advise footwear suitable for muddy conditions. The trip is not suitable for passengers with severe mobility challenges - they should contact the Northern Office to make arrangements for road access to GBL.