Canal boat trips to begin again 27 jul 2020. Maps of the canal.
The wey arun canal trust.
Wey arun canal. The wey and arun canal is a partially open 23 mile long 37 km canal in the southeast of england. 145 reviews 1 of 2 things to do in loxwood. We operate public trip boats every weekend from the beginning of april until the end of october.
200 years after it opened over 3 000 members and volunteers are working to reopen the wey arun canal for leisure. Volunteers pull out all the stops to complete harsfold bridge. 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.
The canal passes through the lovely woodland and open landscapes of surrey and west sussex including areas of outstanding natural beauty. Book a boat trip. Regular public trips will run on sundays wednesdays in august september and october 2020.
They will be on our electric boat wiggonholt with the maximum passenger numbers reduced from 48 to a maximum. The wey arun canal trust has three trip boats although at present only our wiggonholt boat is operating because of social distancing restrictions. Wey arun 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. Wey arun canal trust. 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.
We are pleased to be able to run limited boat trips on the wey arun canal at loxwood. During the year we have special event cruises cream teas pirates. About wey arun canal trust.
In memoriam dr tony tyrrell 9 jul 2020. Restoring london s lost route to the sea. Wey arun canal trust.
Bridge over wey arun canal near brewhurst mill by dave spicer. Before booking please ensure you have read and understood the covid 19 provisions we are making to ensure the safety of passengers and crew. The countryside around the route of the wey arun canal is arguably amongst the most attractive for walking in the south of england.