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JOINT EVENT HOSTED BY THE INLAND WATERWAYS ASSOCIATION AND THE WEY & ARUN CANAL TRUST

The IWA Trailboat Festival (South) on the Wey & Arun Canal

 

The 2021 IWA Trailboat Festival will take place over the early May Bank Holiday weekend of Saturday 1st May and Sunday 2nd May.

 



Canoes, paddleboarders and kayakers are invited to join a special rally from 10am on Monday 3rd May. 

There will be 3 bookable time-slots: 10-12noon, 12noon - 2pm, and 2pm - 4pm

 Booking is essential (£5 per craft), and no-one will be allowed on the water outside of their booked time-slot.

 

OUTLINE PROGRAMME

The festival promises to be packed full of events and entertainment to attract both boaters and non-boaters.

The event will take place on the Summit Level of the Wey & Arun Canal, and the spot where the Wey & Arun Junction Canal was officially opened on the 28th September 1816 by the 3rd Earl of Egremont. The event can be reached via the Main Entrance to Dunsfold Park, via Stovolds Hill, then follow the signs; see the map for directions.

The Summit Level has been a focus for the Wey & Arun Canal Trust’s restoration plans and has seen major renovation in recent years, including the construction of Compasses Bridge and the Thriscutt Slipway, built by Trust volunteers and opened last year.

Early-bird booking fee for trailboats is just £15 (£25 from March 1st 2021)

£5 fee for Canoes, Kayaks, dinghies, paddleboards etc

If you prefer not to register and donate online, please contact the Wey & Arun Canal Trust on support@weyandarun.co.uk

Any stallholders or local organisations that are interested in taking a stand at the festival, or providing entertainment, can contact the Wey & Arun Canal Trust on support@weyandarun.co.uk

 

Boats and canoes at 2017 National Trailboat Festival at Moira (Photo by Phil Sharpe)

Trailboat Festival Map