The stunning river Wey

The river Wey navigations were left to the national trust in 1969 by the last commercial carrier William Stevens and sons. It was just about profitable at the time but the owner knew it wouldn’t survive. What a legacy. The river first started being navigable in 1653. Originally only from Guildford. The signs say “it was the making of that town”. It runs 19.5 miles with 16 locks through some of the most beautiful English countryside starting from Weybridge on the Thames through Guildford and on to Godalming in the south. It is the most southerly of our inland waterways on the network. The Wey does not receive funding from the National trust as such, and charges £88 for one week s cruising. This covers very helpful staff and maintenance of the whole stretch. It was well worth it!

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