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Annual Poddle walk - Sunday June 7th 2020

The Wey & Arun Canal Trust, which is working hard to restore 23 miles of navigable waterway linking the River Arun at Pallingham to the River Wey at Shalford, organises a sponsored walk each year. This is the Trust’s most important fundraising event and makes a vital contribution to pushing the restoration effort forward. 

This year the walk will start at Loxwood Village Hall, with lunch at the half-way point. The circular route then goes south, returning back to the canal towpath at Gennets Bridge Lock. Parking is at the North Hall. Approximate distance 12 miles. It is a great fundraiser for the Trust, as well as being good fun, so keep the date free and let friends and family know.

Who can do it? Almost anyone, with the exception of the very young, infirm and pushchairs as the walk covers stiles and some hills. Dogs are welcome especially if sponsored!

What do I need to do?

1. Register for the walk (adding your own donation if you wish to). We will send you a confirmation email (bring this with you to the Poddle) and an email for you to forward to friends & family inviting them to sponsor you.

2. Complete the sponsorship form (see link on the right) or forward the personalised email to friends and family, and raise as much money as you can, or make a donation on the day – minimum £25 please (lunch is provided)

3. Turn up and walk

Where, when, how? 

The Poddle starts from the Village Hall at Loxwood. Morning and afternoon refreshment stops will be provided. A map showing the start and half-way points will follow.

Parking willl be available at the Village Hall (RH14 0SF).

Arrive between 9am and 10:30 to check in, receive your Route Guide and start walking the whole route or only the morning route.

The Route

Details to follow

Maps to the start and mid points of the route will be found below.

Walking as a member of a 'Team'

Did you know we offer 50/50 sponsorship? If you enter as a ‘Team’ and raise more than £200 sponsorship (minimum £20 each) we are happy to split funds equally with another charity or organisation of your choosing. If you or your organisation wish to take part as a team please register and complete individual sponsor forms as usual but please also complete a ‘group’ form (download here, or contact the organiser).