Route of the Lost 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 the route of the canal from its junction with the River Wey to Bramley, Surrey.
Date: Sunday 17th September
Time: Arrive 2.15 pm for a 2.30 pm start; finish around 4.30 pm
Meet: Wey & Arun Canal Trust (WACT) Information Centre, east side of A281 Horsham Road, Shalford GU4 8EQ
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Grid reference for start point: TQ 000462
Any travel advice: Free parking in large lay-by alongside junction of A281 Horsham Road and Trunley Heath Road. Cross Horsham Road on foot via central refuge to Wey-South Path, Information Centre is on the right via ramped boardwalk. There is no Sunday bus service along Horsham Road; Shalford rail station is 1km north via Horsham Road.
Description of walk: An out-and-back walk, mostly segregated from motor traffic, beginning and ending at WACT’s Information Centre. The route includes part of the alignment of the former Guildford-Horsham railway line (Wey-South and Downs Link paths)
Any specific walk conditions / issues: As the route is largely on footpaths and footpath/cycleway walking boots or stout walking shoes are advised.
Dogs allowed / not allowed?: Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome.
Length of Walk: 5 km / 3 miles.
Book: Online via Wey & Arun Canal Trust: https://weyarun.org.uk
Led by: Members of WACT