Walking trail

River Wey walks: New Haw Lock to Pyrford Lock

Walking trail

The River Wey Navigation linked the Thames and a large part of central southern England via the Basingstoke and the Wey and Arun canals. This walk covers parts of the Wey Navigation and the Basingstoke Canal.

Fingerpost sign indicating the Basingstoke canal


River Way trail map New Haw to Pryford lock os map


New Haw Lock, grid ref: TQ0550563108


From New Haw Lock, walk along the towpath with the lock keeper's cottage on your right. Pass under the M25 and you will see the Basingstoke Canal junction on your right. Continue under the railway bridge to the old Parvis Bridge beside Byfleet Boat Club.

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On the bridge, bear left and walk behind the old grist mill and onto the towpath again.

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Continue along the towpath, passing West Hall on your right, Murrays Bridge and then Dodds Bridge.

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Continue on the towpath for ¾ of a mile to the Anchor at Pyrford Lock. From the Anchor, retrace your steps to Dodds Bridge.


Cross the footbridge and follow the footpath straight ahead for a third of a mile (500m). At a fence line, the path bears to the left through a field towards houses at the end of a cul-de-sac. Continue to Pyrford Road, cross over and go into Hollybank Road. This private road is also a public footpath.


Continue to Oakcroft Road. Turn right to Old Woking Road. Cross the road, turn left and right down Sheerwater Road, passing the golf club on the left and crossing the railway to reach the Basingstoke canal.


Turn right onto the canal towpath. Follow the towpath for one and a half miles past the Woodham Flight to rejoin the Wey Navigation towpath via a footbridge.


Turn left on the Wey Navigation towpath and return to New Haw.


New Haw Lock, grid ref: TQ0550563108

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River Wey walks: New Haw Lock to Pyrford Lock


Flat, easy walking along towpath or footpath. Dogs on leads are welcome.

River Wey walks: New Haw Lock to Pyrford Lock

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River Wey walks: New Haw Lock to Pyrford Lock

How to get here

New Haw Lock, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 2DS
By train
Byfleet and New Haw station is about 1 mile away down Byfleet Road (A318).
By road
The lock is at the junction of the A318 New Haw Road and Byfleet Road, and the B385 Woodham Lane. There is parking for a few cars by the side of the lock.
By bus

The 446 stops by the White Hart pub, across the road from the lock.

River Wey walks: New Haw Lock to Pyrford Lock

Facilities and access

  • There is parking for a few cars at New Haw lock