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Tranquil waterway running for nearly 20 miles through the heart of Surrey

The Wey was one of the first British rivers to be made navigable, and opened to barge traffic in 1653.

This 15-mile waterway linked Guildford to Weybridge on the Thames, and then to London.

The Godalming Navigation, opened in 1764, enabled barges to work a further four miles upriver.

The award-winning visitor centre at Dapdune Wharf in Guildford tells the story of the navigations and the people who lived and worked on them.

Visitors can see where the huge Wey barges were built and climb aboard 'Reliance', one of three surviving barges.

River conditions

River Wey conditions website

Especially for boaters: have a look on our river conditions blog if the weather is a bit dodgy. You can see at a glance whether we're in flood or whether everything's hunky-dory.

Info for boat users

If you're visiting the navigations by boat, have a look at our Information for Boat Users booklet before you come. There's lots of information about how to use our locks, navigation notes and more.

Info for canoeists

Canoeists on the River Wey

Canoeing provides an excellent opportunity to discover the Wey Navigations. Our information for canoeists gives you launch points and guidance for safe canoeing.

 Information for canoeists (PDF)

Events

Ridgewalk

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As long as the towpath isn't flooded, this will be an enjoyable 8 mile walk to Watts Gallery, via St Catherine's, Artington and the Ridges.  We will stop at the Ship Inn on the way back.  Bring a packed lunch.  Please note: this walk replaces the one listed in the events programme.

Sunday 16 November 10.30am at Millmead Lock

Wreath making

River Wey Garland Making © NT

Not only is this a great opportunity to make some beautiful natural decorations for your home but also to see a National Trust gem; a 17th century working barn which isn't usually open to visitors. 

Wed 3rd and Wed 10th December at 11am

£25 including materials and soup and a roll

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