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Wey Walks: Dapdune Wharf to Cartbridge Wharf


This walk takes in some of the most remote parts of the Wey Navigation. It follows the towpath along the boundary of Sutton Place and passes Stoke Mill, the home of the Surrey Advertiser.

This walk can be done as a linear walk or an out and back, retracing the same route. There are a couple of places where crossing a main road is unavoidable.

Wey Navigations near Stoke Lock
Standing to attention: the pollarded willows at Stoke National Trust


Map route for Wey Walks: Dapdune Wharf to Cartbridge Wharf
© Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey


Dapdune Wharf, grid ref: SU993502


From Dapdune Wharf, follow the footpath towards the railway embankment. Turn left and cross the river by the footbridge. Go through the small car park under the railway bridge, then follow the towpath to the main road. Turn right over the bridge and cross the dual carriageway and rejoin the towpath.


Follow the towpath to the next road junction - the Woking Road at Stoke Mill. Turn left over the river bridge and right to rejoin the towpath. Continue to Stoke Lock.

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Cross the river by the footbridge on your right and follow the towpath all the way to Bowers Lock. Cross the Navigation and river by the footbridges and continue on the towpath, passing under Broadoak Bridge, the driveway to Sutton Place. Follow the towpath, crossing the Navigation at Send Church Bridge, to Triggs Lock.

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Carry on along the towpath past Triggs and within a mile (1.6km) you will see Worsfold Gates, the Navigations workshops. The New Inn at Cartbridge is another half a mile (800m) further on, and a good place for a break.

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Return to Bowers Lock by the same route. Approx 660yd (600m) after Bowers Lock, by the electricity pylon, take the boardwalk on the left into Riverside Park. Follow the boardwalk next to the lake. Turn right onto the boardwalk marked Wetland Trail before the end of the lake which will take you back to Stoke Lock. Follow the towpath back to Dapdune Wharf, stopping, if you wish, at the Rowbarge, near Stoke Bridge, for refreshments.


Cartbridge Wharf, grid ref: TQ017561

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Wey Walks: Dapdune Wharf to Cartbridge Wharf


Flat and easy walking mostly along the towpath, but some parts can be wet.
Keep dogs on leads on the towpath.
Wey Walks: Dapdune Wharf to Cartbridge Wharf

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Wey Walks: Dapdune Wharf to Cartbridge Wharf

How to get here

River Wey Navigations, Dapdune Wharf, Wharf Road, Guildford, GU1 4RR
By train

Guildford mainline station is a ten minute walk from Dapdune Wharf.

By road

Dapdune Wharf is at the end of Wharf Road, which is off Woodbridge Road - the A322, behind Guildford Cricket Club.

By bus

Numbers 28, 20 and 4 stop on Woodbridge Road by Wharf Road.

Wey Walks: Dapdune Wharf to Cartbridge Wharf

Facilities and access

  • Dogs welcome, keep on leads on the towpath