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Wey Navigations


32 km / 20 miles
The River Wey Navigations, comprising the Godalming and Wey Navigations, provide a canal towpath walk that connects Godalming - south of Guildford - with the River Thames at Weybridge. It passes through the centre of Guildford, with its past canalside industries now being re-used for housing and modern commerce, then across water meadows and finally along green waterside corridors through the Surrey suburbs to reach the Thames.

In Guildford Dapdune Wharf (on the opposite, east side of the river) is a National Trust Visitor Centre that provides the route publications listed below. En route the Riverside Nature Reserve, the Royal Horticultural Society Wisley Gardens (linked by footpaths; with entrance fee payable) and numerous locks are passed. There are good public transport links to the ends of the route, with stations at Guildford, Byfleet and Weybridge nearby.

North from the intersection of the River Wey with the North Downs Way National Trail, first the Wey-South Path/Godalming Navigation and then from Millmead Lock (SU995491) in Guildford the Wey Navigation forms the route of the E2 E-Route up to the Thames and this is marked on OS mapping as E2 (ELDR). See E-Routes (E2).

See also E-Routes (E2).


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: Easy
Industrial History
Start: SU973441 - Godalming Town Bridge, Surrey View on StreetMap
Finish: TQ072655 - Thames Lock, Weybridge, Surrey View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Wey Valley - Map of the Wey Navigations Walk the Wey Wey & Arun Canal Trust - Canal maps River Wey [YouTube video] Walk Wild - How to walk the River Wey in Surrey, UK [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

General Interest Book River Thames and Southern Waterways: Waterways Guide 7 (Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides)  (HarperCollins  - 2021 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 176, 186, 187
OS Landranger Active 176, 186, 187
OS Explorer 145, 160
OS Explorer Active 145, 160

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Route Profile:

31.1 km (19.3 miles)
131 m (430 ft) ascent
44 m (144 ft)  maximum height

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