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Poddle Sponsored Walk 2021 - June 6th

What is the Poddle?

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. 

Who can do it?

Almost anyone, with the exception of the very young, infirm and pushchairs as the walk covers stiles, a few steps and some inclines. Dogs are welcome especially if sponsored!

The usual format is that lunch is provided, along with refreshment stops along the route, and at the time of writing plans for this remain in place. 

Given the current uncertainty over Covid regulations please check the website for updates on arrangements ahead of the event.

Enquiries to if you have any queries or would like to receive a sponsor form.

What do I need to do?

1. Register here for the walk


2. Complete the sponsorship form and raise as much money as you can – minimum £20 please (lunch is provided)

3. Turn up and walk

Where, when, how?

The start is at Loxwood Village Hall.

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

If you only wish to walk in the morning, we will provide transport from the lunch stop back to the start. If you wish to walk only in the afternoon, come to Winterton Hall in Plaistow. Here you can check in and have lunch. The afternoon route follows paths north of Plaistow and back to the canal at Bonfire Hanger, then return to North Hall, Loxwood.

The Route

This year’s route will take in the West Sussex countryside and canal. The 12-mile walk around Loxwood and Plaistow will begin from
the North Hall, Loxwood, and take walkers along the canal as far as Brewhurst Lock and then through countryside and woodland to Winterton Hall in Plaistow.  The afternoon route follows paths north of Plaistow and back to the canal at Bonfire Hanger, then return to North Hall, Loxwood.

If walking isn’t for you, why not ...

  • Sponsor the Last Man, or just want to support the Poddle? Click to make a donation 

  • Make cakes for the walkers?

  • Help on the day as a marshal or on a refreshment point?

Please contact the Poddle co-ordinator for more information or to offer assistance - all help is greatly appreciated.

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).

June 6th, 2021 9:00 AM through  3:00 PM
North Hall
Guildford Road
United Kingdom