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 18 September  (the final day of Heritage Open Days 2022) 

Time:  Arrive 14:15 pm for a 14:30 start; finish around 16:30. 

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:  5km / 3 miles.


Book: Online via Wey & Arun Canal Trust website:; click on Route of the Lost Canal - Heritage Walk



Led by: Members of WACT