The godalming navigation is 4 2 miles 6 8 km long and has 4 locks. The wey navigation is joined by the basingstoke canal at byfleet.
Visitors can see where the huge wey barges were built and climb aboard reliance one of three surviving.
Wey navigation canal. The wey navigation is 15 3 miles 24 6 km long and has 12 locks. The godalming navigation is joined by the wey arun canal under restoration at gun s mouth above unstead lock. Measuring 87 miles the river wey is a river in the south east of england.
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. London s lost route to the sea watch now there are 20 miles of peaceful river and 14 locks interspersed with the towns and villages of guildford send ripley pyrford and weybridge with godalming wharf at the southernmost point. The river wey and stepping stones featured on great canal journeys series 3 episode 1.
The wey navigation joins the river thames below shepperton lock. A superb river if you re looking for a picturesque paddle the wey has a lot to offer for nature and countryside lovers. The river wey navigation and godalming navigation together provide a 20 mile 32 km continuous navigable route from the river thames near weybridge via guildford to godalming commonly called the wey navigation both waterways are in surrey and are owned by the national trust the river wey navigation connects to the basingstoke canal at west byfleet and the godalming navigation to the wey.
From here you can easily walk into weybridge for essential items such as bread and milk. The award winning visitor centre at dapdune wharf in guildford tells the story of the navigations and the people who lived and worked on them. In 1816 the wey arun junction canal opened to great fanfare linking the wey navigation near guildford to the south coast via the arun navigation.
A towpath extends alongside the canal for almost the entire. A 20 mile stretch of navigable waterway from thames lock in the north to godalming wharf in the south running through 17 locks. A worthwhile part of your canal boat holidays will be visiting godalming which is the head of navigation 19 miles from the thames.
Information about angling on the wey navigation canal. The godalming navigation opened in 1764 enabled barges to work a further four miles upriver. The wey navigation is classified as a river by the ea and is thus subject to the standard coarse close season.
Conceived during the napoleonic wars the canal was intended to provide a safe efficient route from london to portsmouth to carry goods supplying the dockyards. It forms where two streams join near guildford forming the wey. Map of the wey navigations please allow this map time to load explore the map for hotspots to provide you with a springboard to dive into your selected part of the river.
It then meanders north and joins the river thames at weybridge. The wey and arun canal is a partially open 23 mile long 37 km canal in the southeast of england.