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Wey-South Path

58 km / 36 miles

Surrey, W Sussex
The Path follows the towpath of the Godalming Navigation along the River Wey to its confluence with the Wey & Arun Junction Canal, crossing the North Downs Way National Trail near the start. The Wey-South Path heads south-east at Stone Bridge towards the disused Wey and Arun Junction Canal. Wherever possible the Wey South Path route follows the towpath, supplemented by paths, roads and disused railway, to reach and continue beside the Arun Navigation to the River Arun whence the path continues to meet the South Downs Way National Trail above Amberley. Several sections of the canals have been restored. The canals were originally built for military purposes to provide a waterway linking the Thames and the south coast, but were soon supplanted by the railways and some sections fell into disrepair.

An alternative route, the Wey Navigations towpath route, goes from Stone Bridge south of Guildford to Godalming. North from Millmead Lock, the Wey Navigation towpath (15 miles) reaches the Thames Path at Weybridge. From the intersection with the North Downs Way National Trail with the Wey, the Wey-South Path and the Navigation form the route of the E2 E-Route up to the Thames.

See also E-Routes (E2)


Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Easy; Canal; River
SU995491 - Millmead Lock, Guildford, Surrey
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TQ033125 - Near Amberley, W Sussex
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Wey-South Path (Wey & Arun Canal Trust - 2009)
River Wey Navigations (National Trust: River Wey & Godalming Navigations - 1990)


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Route Profile:

55.4 Km (34.4 miles)
482 m (1,581 ft) ascent
60 m (197 ft)  maximum height