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Two small weirs next to a house at River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Dapdune Wharf | © National Trust Images/Derek Croucher

Papercourt Lock to Triggs Lock walk

Starting from Papercourt, this walk is based in Send, where the River Wey Navigations has its navigation workshops. On this flat route you'll find locks from the 1760s and ponds and meadows that are important for the local wildlife.

Total steps: 6

Total steps: 6

Start point

New Inn, Send, grid ref: TQ018561

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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).

Step 5

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.

Step 6

Cross the Navigation at the lock. If the ground isn't too wet, why not take in Send church? Turn right along the towpath (diversion shown on the map) 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.

End point

New Inn, Send, grid ref: TQ018561

Trail map

Trail map of walk from Papercourt to Triggs lock on River Wey
Trail map of walk from Papercourt to Triggs lock on River Wey | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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