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A two-storey brick building on a canal at Stoke Lock on the Wey Navigation in Surrey
The lock keeper's cottage at Stoke Lock on the Wey Navigation, Surrey | © National Trust Images/Derek Croucher

Wey Navigation Dapdune Wharf to Cartbridge Wharf walk

This walk takes in some of the most remote parts of the Wey Navigation. Following the towpath along the boundary of Tudor mansion house Sutton Place, it passes former 19th-century corn mill Stoke Mill, several historic locks and two pubs.

Route options

This walk can be done as a one-way route from Dapdune Wharf to Cartbridge Wharf or out and back again, retracing your steps to the starting point.

Total steps: 5

Total steps: 5

Start point

Dapdune Wharf, grid ref SU993502

Step 1

From Dapdune Wharf, follow the footpath towards the railway embankment. Turn left and cross the river via the footbridge. Go through the small car park under the railway bridge, then follow the towpath to the main road. Turn right over the bridge and cross the dual carriageway to rejoin the towpath.

Step 2

Follow the towpath to the next road junction – the Woking Road at refurbished 19th-century building Stoke Mill. Turn left over the river bridge then right to rejoin the towpath. Continue to Stoke Lock.

Step 3

Cross the river by the footbridge on your right and follow the towpath all the way to Bowers Lock. Cross the Navigation and river by the footbridges and continue on the towpath, passing under Broadoak Bridge, the driveway to Tudor manor house Sutton Place. Follow the towpath, crossing the Navigation at Send Church Bridge, to Triggs Lock.

A tree-lined river with a towpath along the River Wey and Godalming Navigations, Surrey
The Stoke willows on the River Wey and Godalming Navigations, Surrey | © National Trust/Derek Croucher

Step 4

Carry on along the towpath past Triggs Lock and within a mile (1.6km) you'll see Worsfold Gates, the Navigations workshops. Half a mile (800m) further on is The New Inn at Cartbridge, a good place for a break.

Step 5

From here, you can return to your starting point by largely the same route. Go back to Bowers Lock the way you came. Around 660yd (600m) after the lock, by the electricity pylon, take the boardwalk on the left into Riverside Park and follow it alongside the lake. Turn right onto the boardwalk marked Wetland Trail before the end of the lake. This will take you back to Stoke Lock. From here, follow the towpath to Dapdune Wharf.

End point

Cartbridge Wharf, grid ref TQ017561 (one way) or Dapdune Wharf, grid ref SU993502 (there and back)

Trail map

Ordnance Survey map of the River Wey Dapdune Wharf to Cartbridge Wharf walk
The River Wey Dapdune Wharf to Cartbridge Wharf walk | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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Navigations Office and Dapdune Wharf, Wharf Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4RR

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