Keeping the River Wey safe for everyone

Somebody walking their dogs along the river on a sunny day with blue skies

We’ve been working hard to keep the River Wey safe for our staff, volunteers, visitors and all river users to enjoy. We’ve re-introduced some limits to the use of the Navigations to support the instruction to stop all non-essential travel.  

The Navigations are currently in lockdown and powered boats must not travel along the waterway.  

March 2021

Following the recent announcement by the Government of the ‘Road to Recovery’, we are speaking to other Navigation Authorities to ensure a unified approach is taken to reopening the waterways and will update our statement as soon as this is confirmed. Until that time, for the safety of everyone, the current restrictions still apply.  Powered boats must not use the Navigations unless the journey is essential.  Non-powered craft can still be used for exercise.  The towpath remains open.  

With your support, we’ll continue our work to make sure that everyone can enjoy the waterway, within government guidelines.  

Please maintain a safe distance of 2 metres from our lengthsmen and maintenance team, who continue to take care of the Navigations for everyone during this difficult time.   

If you’d like to get in touch with us, please email: riverwey@nationaltrust.org.uk  
We're operating a reduced staff and will get back to you as soon as we can.  

Please do not travel if you are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms, are self-isolating as a result of coronavirus symptoms, are sharing a household or support bubble with somebody with symptoms, or have been told to self-isolate after being contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

For the full government guidance on coronavirus go to: www.gov.uk/coronavirus  

Thank you all for your help and co-operation during these very challenging times.