River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf

Important notice -

Dapdune Wharf is now closed for the winter. The towpaths remain open. We encourage everyone to observe social distancing measures. River users are advised to check out the ‘Things to do’ section before travelling.

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

River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf

Things to see and do

For river users...

River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf

Eating

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Feeling peckish?

Our tea-room will reopen from 17 September and will initially be serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures with screens at our till and collection points. We’ll also only be accepting card payment and we ask that you wear face coverings. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf

Learning

Constellation tube instructions and the finished activity

Go stargazing 

Download our easy instructions on how to make a constellation tube and identify groups of visible stars. A great activity to try with the kids during lockdown.

Children at River Wey school visit

School trips 

Our learning opportunities are not taking place at the moment, but you can click here to see what we offer for school groups when the property is open

River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf

Get involved

Ticket office volunteer engaging with a member of the public

Join the team 

There are tons of opportunities from helping school visits, running guiding walks, being a conservation volunteer, conducting site tours to sewing and pond dipping. Get in touch once we reopen and get going.

River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf

Wildlife

Cygnet hitching a lift at Dapdune Wharf, Guildford

What is living along the towpath? 

Day or night, there's loads in flight...

River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf

Our work

Lock gate being craned out of River Wey navigation

Our work 

Emma, the lengthsman at Walsham, writes a regular blog...

River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf

History

Guildford by the river in 1795

A brief history of the Wey Navigation 

This pretty unusual National Trust property has a long history - it is one of the very first river navigations in the country, predating the canal age by over 100 years.