River Wey walks: Papercourt Lock to Triggs Lock

Walking trail

This walk, through attractive countryside, is based on Send, where the River Wey Navigations has its navigation workshops.

The tumbling bay at Papercourt Lock


Trail map of walk from Papercourt to Triggs lock on River Wey


New Inn, Send TQ018561


From the New Inn, cross the road over Cartbridge and turn right onto the towpath. Pass two footbridges; the second one is Tanyard Bridge. The bridge gets its name from the old tannery on the opposite bank.


Continue along the towpath to Papercourt Lock. At the lock pass the cottage and take the track on the left, through a gate and onto an ill-defined path that leads diagonally across marshy ground. This can be very wet. The right of way passes under overhead lines, through a gap in the field fence near a tree and runs beside the natural river Wey.

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Cross the next field boundary at the top right hand corner of the field by the river. Here, the path joins another path from Tanyard Bridge from the left. Bear right with the river bend and continue past the concrete structure on the left to meet Broadmead Road.


Turn right, over the bridge. At the mini roundabout turn left. After 250m, turn left onto the road leading to Gresham Mill. Head towards the flats or take the stile and parallel path to the right of the road (Millmoor Common).


At the flats, bear right along the fence, over the footbridge, through the trees, along the footpath to Runtleywood Farm. At the farm, turn left over the stile and follow the path around to reach another stile. Turn left along the track to Triggs Lock.

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Cross the Navigation at the lock. If the ground isn't too wet, why not take in Send church? Turn right along the towpath until you reach Wareham's bridge, and then over the fields towards the church. Once you have seen the church, retrace your steps to Triggs Lock and continue along the towpath back to the New Inn.

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New Inn, Send TQ018561

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River Wey walks: Papercourt Lock to Triggs Lock


Flat and easy walking, but some parts can be wet. Dogs on leads. Short road-walking section on the return to Triggs.

River Wey walks: Papercourt Lock to Triggs Lock

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River Wey walks: Papercourt Lock to Triggs Lock

How to get here

The New Inn, Send Road, Send, Surrey GU23 7EN
By train

Worplesdon station is 5 miles (8km) away, via the A320 and Sutton Green Road.

By road

The New Inn is at the junction of the A247 and Potters Lane which is well signposted on the northbound A3.

By bus

Buses 40, 462 and 463 stop in Send.

River Wey walks: Papercourt Lock to Triggs Lock

Facilities and access

  • Customers of The New Inn may park and use the facilities there