River Wey Navigation downstream from Guildford to Stoke
Date: Friday 22nd September
Time: 10.30am finishing at 1.30pm
Meet: At Dapdune Wharf, Wharf Road, Guildford GU1 4RR. Free parking available.
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Grid reference for start point: SU993502
Any travel advice: Guildford is well served with both bus and rail connections and Wharf Road is off Woodbridge Road near the sports ground with bus stops either side of the road.
Description of walk: Relatively flat and easy walking along the towpath of the navigation to Stoke Lock. Then over to the Riverside Nature Reserve, part of which will be walking along a wooden boardwalk. Pass Stoke Lake, taking a footpath to pick up the path beside the natural river and on through woodland. Use the pedestrian crossing at Parkway, then walk across Stoke Park to Stoke Road, and down Markenfield Road back to Dapdune Wharf. Along the route there will be pauses during which David will give plenty of fascinating details of local and natural history, all in conversation with those on the walk.
Any specific walk conditions / issues: The ground around the edge of Stoke Lake and its adjoining field can be muddy if heavy rain has fallen
Dogs allowed / not allowed?: Dogs on leads allowed
Length of Walk: 3.5 miles approx (5.6 km)
Contact: Surrey Hills Society Co-ordinator 07530 949302
Led by: David Rose – Local Historian, supported by Ken Bare – Vice President, Surrey Hills Society