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

Come out and play at Dapdune Wharf

Tue 16 Aug 2022
11:00-17:00
Team up with your family and beat your best when Dapdune Wharf’s festival of sport returns this summer holidays.

Woking Photographic Society annual exhibition

Tue 16 Aug 2022
11:00-17:00
Woking Photographic Society return to Dapdune Wharf for their annual exhibition throughout August. A stunning array of photographs will be displayed in the Barge Building Shed. Come and vote for your favourite...

Astolat Model Railway Circle open day

Sat 20 Aug 2022
11:00-17:00
Astolat Model railway circle, who meet weekly at Dapdune Wharf, invite you to their open day. You can learn how their layouts are built and operated and bring your own OO/HO or N locos to run.

Summer family fun run at Dapdune Wharf

Sat 27 Aug 2022
17:30-20:30
To celebrate the end of the holidays we're offering you the chance to leg it round Dapdune Wharf.

Wey River Festival

Sat 17 Sep 2022
11:00-20:00
Our biggest event on the river this year!

David Rose walks: The Wey to the past, St Catherine's

Sat 08 Oct 2022
10:30-13:30
Enjoy a walk along the towpath in the company of local historian, David Rose.
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 information kiosk in the car park at Dapdune Wharf, Thursdays to Mondays 9am-5pm. On Tuesdays you can deliver them to the Navigations Office between 9am and 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.