Walk This Wey

The River Wey towpath follows the banks of the river from it's junction with the Thames to Godalming (a distance of 20 miles), passing through the centre of Guildford on the way. The river is navigable (though in parts a separate river, The Wey Navigation has been created to make it so), so the passing boats add interest to the path. Part of the path between Guildford and Broadford is the Wey South Path which continues along the banks of the Wey and Arun Junction Canal and then the river Arun meeting the South Downs Way near Amberley. The River Wey Towpath also joins to the Thames Path at Weybridge and the North Downs Way at Guildford.

The River Wey is shown on Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 145 (from Pyrford to Godalming) and on Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 160 (from Weybridge to Pyrford). These maps are easily available at most large bookshops and many local shops in the area. The following walks cover the towpath by the river between Godalming and the River Thames. The National Trust also have an excellent web site on the river.

Near Guildford
Guildford to Godalming (5 Miles)
This walk covers the southern part of the River Wey from the busy centre of Guildford the path soon takes on a rural nature. Near Shalford the path comes to the junction of the Wey and Arun Canal where you can take the Wey South Path or climb Chinthurst Hill. Continuing south the path passes through Farncombe and Catteshall to finish at the pretty town of Godalming.
Papercourt Lock
Guildford to Pyrford (9 Miles)
This walk pases through central Guildford and the northern outskirts of the town, past Dapdune Wharf where boat trips are available. Continuing to the north the path goes into beautiful countryside passing through the edge of Sutton Green, Send, Ripley and Pyrford to Pyrford Lock. The towpath also pases the remains of Newark Priory near Pyrford.
Pyrford Lock to the Thames
Pyrford to The Thames (6 Miles)
The final walk alongside the River Wey Navigations pases through Pyrford, New Haw, Addlestone and Weybridge to the rivers junction with the Thames on the outskirts of Weybridge.

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