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