Canoe Days Out

Surrey - River Wey - Guildford to Godalming (& return)

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How to get there - Millmead car park (pay-and-display) on west bank just south of centre of Guildford; keep bearing left after bridge if coming from town centre.

For those with SatNav the posrcode is GU2 4BE.

Get a map with driving directions to start (enter the postcode of your starting point at A)

Suggested Launch Site - Carry canoe across green open space to upper river.

General Description - About 7 miles round trip with three portages at locks. Some currents where the original river is used for the navigation, but still water in artificial cuts.

Interesting geologically: as you pass from chalk to Folkestone sand to lower greensand you travel back through the entire 80 million years of the Cretaceous era. The start of the Wey and Arun canal branches off just south of Broadford bridge, and can be eplored for about half a mile.

Cafe for refreshment at Farncombe Boat House, Catteshall Lock about half a mile short of Godalming.

BCU membership or NT license needed

Some additional photos have been provided by courtesy of Stephen & Lucy Dawson. If you would like to see more go to


Wey and Arun Canal

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The last trip loaded was Great Haywood to Great Haywood (Circular Route) on the River Trent / Trent & Mersey Canal by Peter Robinson