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...

Families in picnic site at Dapdune Wharf

For families  

There's a variety of things you can try on the River Wey with our summer of sport

River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf

What's on 

Sitting round a campfire at Dapdune Wharf, Guildford

Family fun at Big Camp 2017

Our outdoor activities continue with Big Camp on 15/16 July. £15 a pitch for one night, evening activities with Surrey Bat Group and Guildford Astronomical Society. Do your own catering on our barbecue and camp fire, but sausage and bacon butties will be available for a small charge on Sunday morning. Ring 01483 561389 to book.

Upcoming events

Half-term den building

Mon 29 May 2017
11:00-17:00
Discover how different animals build their dens. Have a go at building your own den and play hide and seek. Make a mini nest and learn how to camouflage yourself. Join us in games and activities inspired by nature and animal's homes.

Toll house turbine tour

Tue 06 Jun 2017
14:00-18:00
Take our electric boat to Millmead Lock and visit the Guildford Borough Council Hydro Project. Includes a tour of the Toll House, where a reinstated turbine is generating hydro-electricity, and a return trip to Dapdune for tea & cake.

Evening owl walk

Wed 07 Jun 2017
20:00-21:30
A chance to spot some of the owls that live along the waterway whilst they're out hunting. A circular walk around the Papercourt Meadows area.

Bushcraft series

Sun 11 Jun 2017
11:00-13:30
Two hugely fascinating short walks with author, Vincent Learoyd, identifying the vegetation growing along the towpath, followed by a separate bush craft session at Dapdune Wharf in June.

Weave your own chicken

Thu 15 Jun 2017
10:00-16:00
Learn the art of willow sculpture and take home a life-sized chicken to enhance your garden this summer. Ducks, geese, quail also possible! Or experiment with abstract sculpture if you prefer.

Orienteering weekend

Sat 17 Jun 2017
11:00-17:00
Find your way with a map and compass and our mini-orienteering trail, created by Guildford Orienteers, or try our timed maze challenge. The learning team will help you make your own compass.
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 

We provide unique learning opportunities with 20 miles of river, an 18th century water mill and well equipped visitor centre at Dapdune Wharf. We have a Learning Officer who can tailor your visit for you.

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...