Information about fishing on the river wey in surrey including venues map a directory of angling venues sector by sector with a page for each venue and background detail about the waterway. It forms where two streams join near guildford forming the wey.
Wey navigation surrey. Wey navigation addlestone surrey 17 nov 2005 posted on 17 11 2005 old admin fisheries venues orginally used for transporting barge loads of timber coal flour and sometimes gunpowder from the surrounding area to london via the thames in the 1600s the river wey and godalming navigation has since become a more peaceful and tranquil waterway. The towpath along the wey navigation is reasonably accessible although at some locations it has steep ramps and steps generally at bridges where the path crosses public highways. The wey was one of the first british rivers to be made navigable and opened to barge traffic in 1653.
Information about angling on the wey navigation canal. It then meanders north and joins the river thames at weybridge. Until the 17 th century the river wey s meandering made it all but useless as a practical means of transport.
Surrey is surprisingly rural despite being so close to london. Measuring 87 miles the river wey is a river in the south east of england. This 15 mile waterway linked guildford to weybridge on the thames and then to london.
A superb river if you re looking for a picturesque paddle the wey has a lot to offer for nature and countryside lovers. The route is level but largely unsurfaced and can flood following exceptional weather conditions. The river wey navigations is a waterway of almost twenty miles connecting godalming in surrey with the thames at weybridge.
A 20 mile stretch of navigable waterway from thames lock in the north to godalming wharf in the south running through 17 locks. 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. Sir richard weston lived at sutton place just to the north of guildford.
For more details. The river wey navigations. It s england s most wooded county and sports some excellent wild swimming along the river wey.
Fishing in the river wey surrey. The bridge over the river wey outside ripley surrey postcode gu23 6dp. In 2020 some walkers found the car park full and started in ripley by combining this walk with the ripley and the river wey walk.
The wey navigation is classified as a river by the ea and is thus subject to the standard coarse close season. Another good starting place is the car park at pyrford common recreation ground postcode gu22 8le start at section 12. The river wey joins the thames at weybridge the wey navigation via thames lock while the river joins at thames street.