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Lost Railway & Restored Canal

Between 1816 & 1872 the Wey & Arun Junction Canal formed the final link in a chain of inland waterways connecting London to the English Channel at Littlehampton; this walk introduces participants to a stretch of canal at Birtley, south of Bramley, which is being restored as a new amenity for visitor

Time & Location

15 Sept 2024, 14:15 – 16:00

Birtley Courtyard, Birtley Courtyard, Guildford GU5 0LA, UK

About the event

Meet:  Birtley Courtyard on A281 Horsham Road, Bramley GU5 0LA

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Any travel advice: Free parking available at Birtley Courtyard (please share cars if permissible). There is no Sunday service of buses along Horsham Road; Shalford rail station is approx. 4Km north via Horsham Road.

Description of walk: A circular walk, fully segregated from motor traffic, beginning and ending at Birtley Courtyard. The route includes part of the alignment of the former Guildford-Horsham railway line (Downs Link Path) and canal towpath recently upgraded by the Wey & Arun Canal Trust (WACT). This latter section is not a right-of-way, but WACT offers it as a permissive path.

Any specific walk / conditions issues: As the route is largely on bridleway, towpath & cycleway, walking boots or stout walking shoes are advised.

Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome.

Length of Walk:  3km / 1.75 miles.

Book: Online via Wey & Arun Canal Trust website: Pre-booking is essential, please book by Wednesday 11 September.


Led by: Members of WACT

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