The Wey & Arun Canal Trust is seeking recruits for a friendly flotilla of canoeists, kayakers and small boat owners for an expedition up the River Arun. The occasion is our annual rally on the waterway between Pulborough and Pallingham Quay organised by the Wey & Arun Canal Trust. The 2017 event is on Sunday, May 14th. To book places on the rally visit the events page at www.weyarun.org.uk – which provides more information and maps – or e-mail email@example.com .
Along the River Wey to the north of Guildford centre Dapdune Wharf is preserved by The National Trust. The Wey was once a commercial artery between London and the coast via The Wey and Arun Canal and was much used to convey gunpowder from the mills at Chilworth to the military arsenals in London. River trips can be taken on a restored river barge.
Picture of bridge over the River Arun at Arundel, downstream from the bridge was the "port" of Arundel, which was accessed from the sea, and, in former times, by canal. Upstream, the River Arun was formerly linked to the River Wey by the Wey and Arun canal.
Dapdune Wharf in Guildford is the hub of the Wey Navigations. Historically it was where the Wey barges were built, now its warehouses and waterfront house a visitor centre which tells the story of this 360 year old waterway.
Photo of walkers crossing St Catherine's Lock on the River Wey during the Wey & Arun Canal Trust 2014 Poddle (sponsored walk). 153 walkers took part and the Poddle raised at least £9000. Further details at www.weyandarun.co.uk/latestnews.php?id=40
Compasses Bridge construction, Wey and Arun Canal, Alfold, Surrey. A view of the reinforced and partially shuttered decking, looking south towards the Compasses pub, just visible in the background. (Oct 11, 2015.)
Work has started on building a bridge that will enable part of a historic waterway in Surrey to be fully opened to boats for the first time in more than 150 years. Contractors are carrying out preparatory earthworks for a new crossing of the Wey and Arun Canal in Compasses Lane, Alfold, at one of the entrances to Dunsfold Aerodrome. Details at www.weyandarun.co.uk/latestnews.php?id=69