The Wey and Arun Canal Trust

With stunning scenery, a rich history and canal boat cruises for all the family, the Wey & Arun Canal spanning Surrey and West Sussex has something for everyone.


The Wey & Arun Canal Trust, a registered charity, aims to restore the 23-mile abandoned canal which runs through Surrey and Sussex and create the missing link between Britain’s inland waterways and the English Channel.

Our 3,000 members, volunteers and staff have restored significant stretches and our showcase site at Loxwood, West Sussex, hosts public boat trips from Spring to Autumn and special Santa cruises in December  as well as welcoming canoeists and paddleboarders. The Trust was formed in 1973 and we will be celebrating our 50-year anniversary in 2023.

Our most recent restoration was in Birtley (near Bramley) where a stretch of canal has been opened up with two lift bridges that allow as beautiful circular walk along the canal and the Downslink to be enjoyed. 

Our long-distance footpath the Wey-South Path is shown on Ordnance Survey maps and runs either next to or near to the canal route.  We hope you get to enjoy the canal and that you can support us by becoming a member, making a donation or by joining our group of volunteers.

The Trust also manages Hunt Nature Park at Shalford, where wheelchair-friendly boardwalks and viewing platforms offer a place to spot the varied wildlife here.

For more information on the Trust, to book a boat trip, discover circular walks around the canal, or to become a member, go to

Wey and arun canal
Wey and arun canal
Wey and arun canal

Follow The Wey and Arun Canal Trust on social media

Facebook Instagram
The Wey and Arun Canal Trust
Bridge End Somerswey Guildford Surrey GU4 8EQ
Tel: 01483 505566
Tel: 07813312278

Canal Centre Loxwood – The wharf behind the Onslow Arms Public House, High Street, Loxwood, West Sussex. RH14 0RD

Shalford Information Centre – Located in Hunt Nature Park, Shalford, opposite Trunley Heath Road on the A281, Shalford, Guildford GU4 8EQ