River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf

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

River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf

What's on 

Upcoming events

Stay and Play sessions with Surrey Hills Forest School

Thu 26 May 2022
09:45-11:45
The two-hour sessions allow you and your child to explore in the beautiful setting of Dapdune Wharf, taking part in Forest School activities together.

Half-term Jubilee

Mon 30 May 2022
11:00-17:00
Celebrate the jubilee at Dapdune Wharf. Make your own crown to wear, bring a picnic and relax by the river.

Cream tea totter

Sun 12 Jun 2022
14:00-18:00
Just a little walk along the towpath, meet the boat at Bowers lock for a cream tea on the lockside and boat back. Or do the whole thing in reverse...

The Wey to the past: Pyrford, with David Rose

Sat 18 Jun 2022
10:30-13:30
Join us for fascinating facts and a super walk from St Nicholas Church in Pyrford, with David Rose

Puffing-a-Wey

Sat 09 Jul 2022
11:00-17:00
Come and soak up the atmosphere as the Steam Boat Association of Great Britain shows off their magnificent steam powered craft.

Big Camp at Dapdune Wharf 2022

Sat 16 Jul 2022
16:30-23:55
Enjoy a night under canvas in Guildford
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

Tray with cups of coffee and cake

Feeling peckish? 

Why not drop in for morning coffee, we're so near the centre of Guildford. Our café is open every day, 11am-5pm and serves a range of hot and cold drinks, pastries, and sandwiches as well as a variety of tasty cakes. There's plenty of room for the children to run around in the tearoom garden or on the island.

River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf

Shopping

Dapdune Wharf bookshop in Carpenters' shed

River-ting read 

Our second-hand bookshop, The Book Shed, has been extended and is full of books for you to peruse. We are always interested in taking your book donation - the Shed's success depends on generous donations, and we warmly welcome your pre-loved books. If you would like to donate books please drop them off at the office at Dapdune Wharf on Tuesday or Thursdays between 9am-5pm. For more details email us riverwey@nationaltrust.org.uk. Thank you for your support.

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 running guiding walks, being a conservation volunteer, conducting site tours to sewing and skippering the electric boats. Get in touch and see where you could fit in.

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

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.