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Wey-South Path

Surrey, W Sussex

58 km / 36 miles
The Path follows the towpath of the Godalming Navigation along the River Wey to its confluence with the Wey & Arun Junction Canal, crossing the North Downs Way National Trail near the start. The Wey-South Path heads south-east at Stone Bridge towards the disused Wey and Arun Junction Canal. Wherever possible the Wey South Path route follows the towpath, supplemented by paths, roads and disused railway, to reach and continue beside the Arun Navigation to the River Arun whence the path continues to meet the South Downs Way National Trail above Amberley. Several sections of the canals have been restored. The canals were originally built for military purposes to provide a waterway linking the Thames and the south coast, but were soon supplanted by the railways and some sections fell into disrepair.

An alternative route, the Wey Navigations towpath route, goes from Stone Bridge south of Guildford to Godalming. North from Millmead Lock, the Wey Navigation towpath (15 miles) reaches the Thames Path at Weybridge. From the intersection with the North Downs Way National Trail with the Wey, the Wey-South Path and the Navigation form the route of the E2 E-Route up to the Thames.

See also E-Routes (E2)


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: Easy
Start: SU995491 - Millmead Lock, Guildford, Surrey View on StreetMap
Finish: TQ033125 - Near Amberley, W Sussex View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Wey Valley - Map of the Wey Navigations Annierak - Wey-South Path [blog] Wey & Arun Canal Trust - Canal maps

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Wey-South Path  (Wey & Arun Canal Trust  - 2009 )
Guidebook Walking the Wey-South Path : planning guide & reflections on walking from Guildford to Amberley  (Tribal Publishing  - 2018 )


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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 186, 187, 197
OS Landranger Active 186, 187, 197
OS Explorer 10, 34, 145
OS Explorer Active 10, 34, 145

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Route Profile:

55.4 km (34.4 miles)
482 m (1,581 ft) ascent
60 m (197 ft)  maximum height

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