In its heyday the canal did carry many tons of cargo but the end of the war with france and the arrival of the railways sounded the death knell for the wey arun as a business and by 1871 it was formally closed. About wey arun canal trust.
The wey arun canal trust has so far spent 625 000 on the project which has provided for excavating the section of canal that passes beneath the road to provide adequate passage headroom and rebuilding of the existing brewhurst lock to lower it by 4 6ft 1 4m.
Wey and arun canal. The project also involves the building of a brand new lock to date unnamed on. Canoeing and kayaking on the wey arun canal has been made easier with the installation of two new landing stages meaning the waterway at loxwood in west sussex are now more accessible for all. 200 years after it opened over 3 000 members and volunteers are working to reopen the wey arun canal for leisure.
01403 752403 canal centre high st loxwood west sussex rh14 0rd. Wey arun canal. The stages are next to the drungewick slipway and near drungewick lock at the southern limit for navigation on the canal to the east of loxwood.
We are pleased to be able to run limited boat trips on the wey arun canal at loxwood. Now known as london s lost route to the sea the canal. It runs southwards from the river wey at shalford surrey to the river arun at pallingham in west sussex the canal comprises parts of two separate undertakings the northern part of the arun navigation opened in 1787 between pallingham and newbridge wharf and the wey and arun junction.
They will be on our electric boat wiggonholt with the maximum passenger numbers reduced from 48 to a maximum. Wey arun canal trust loxwood. Much of the canal is no longer navigable the wey arun canal trust aims to restore the wey and arun canal b.
The 23 mile wey arun canal comprising the combined arun navigation and the wey arun junction canal was once the national inland waterway network s only connection to the english channel. 145 reviews 1 of 2 things to do in loxwood. Wey arun canal trust.
The wey arun canal trust has three trip boats although at present only our wiggonholt boat is operating because of social distancing restrictions. Bridge over wey arun canal near brewhurst mill by dave spicer. We operate public trip boats every weekend from the beginning of april until the end of october.
During the year we have special event cruises cream teas pirates. The wey and arun canal is a partially open 23 mile long 37 km canal in the southeast of england. The 23 mile wey and arun canal comprising of the combined arun navigation and the wey and arun junction canal was once the national inland waterway network s only connection to the english channel.
Wey arun canal explore the local area and its beautify country walks along rivers and canals. Wey arun canal trust. Now known as london s lost route to the sea in the 19th century it was a safe route from london to ports such as portsmouth at times.
The wey arun canal runs through surrey and west sussex in southern england.