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

Things to see and do 

For river users...

River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf

What's on 

Upcoming events

Ripley circular

Sun 15 Mar 2020
11:00-14:00
Meet at Ripley Common (parking at Ripley Common car park), for a 4.5 mile circular walk with the River Wey volunteers. We'll go along the Wey Navigation past Newark and Walsham locks and back to Ripley. Bring a packed lunch. Please book, but...

Wharf opens

Sat 21 Mar 2020
11:00-17:00
While the towpath is open year round, Dapdune Wharf in Guildford opens for the season on Saturday, 21 March. You can have a boat trip (weather permitting) or enjoy a sandwich and a hot drink in the tearoom, with parking right outside the door...

Ugly Bug Ball

Sat 04 Apr 2020
11:00-17:00
Celebrate the magnificent and beautiful minibeasts that call Dapdune Wharf home. Come and make some new buggy friends. Which minibeast will you come as to our Ugly Bug Ball?

Easter Family Fun Day

Fri 10 Apr 2020
11:00-17:00
A day of family fun, with sports day races for children, mums and dads as well as craft activities. Cadbury's Easter trail.

Cadbury Easter weekend

Sat 11 Apr 2020
11:00-17:00
Easter trails with Cadbury Easter egg prizes. We have a variety of crafts for children to have a go at, including an ornamental Easter egg tree and a bunny door stop.

VE day walk and party

Fri 08 May 2020
10:30-17:00
We're celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE day with a guided walk and a street party. The walk is looking at the impact of WWII on Guildford and will leave from Dapdune Wharf at 10.30, arriving back in time for the 1940s street party at 1pm....
River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf

Groups

children enjoying a birthday party at Dapdune Wharf

Celebrate a birthday with us 

Arrange a fabulous birthday party at Dapdune Wharf. With adventurous outdoor activities and well-equipped inside space we can arrange a bespoke event around you.

River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf

Learning

Children at River Wey school visit

School trips 

See what we offer for school groups

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 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.