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Wey and Arun Junction Canal

Description of Wey and Arun Junction Canal: This canal runs 18.5 miles from Gunsmouth, on the River Wey, to Newbridge, where it joins the Arun Navigation. It is partly derelict but under restoration.

History of Wey and Arun Junction Canal: Promoted by an Act of 1813, opened in 1816 and closed in 1871
For more details see the History page.

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  • The Lost Wey to the Sea , Released in 2003, 1 hour 15 minutes Produced by Off the Rails, A journey down the largely unnavigable waterways between Guildford and Portsmouth. Available on tape DVD. Order on video tape from Amazon . Order on DVD from Amazon

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Wey and Arun Junction Canal: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Gunsmouth

Junction with River Wey River Wey Junction

0

0

N

SU997464

186

Stonebridge Lock No 23

0.1

1

U

0

Tanyard Lock No 22

Gosden Aqueduct

0.3

2

U

0

Bramley Lock No 21

0.9

3

U

0

Linersh Wood Lock No 20

Wensby Lock

1.3

4

U

0

Park Lock No 19

1.5

5

U

0

Fanesbridge Lock No 18

1.9

6

U

0

Run Common Wharf

3.1

6

U

0

Rowley Lock No 17

The chamber is restored but no navigation is possible.

4

7

N

0

Elmbridge Wharf, Cranleigh

5.1

7

U

0

Bridge Wharf

The Three Compasses Inn

5.9

7

U

0

Sidney Wood Lock No 16

8.8

8

U

0

Sidney Wood Lock No 15

10.3

9

U

0

Sidney Wood Lock No 14

10.5

10

U

0

Sidney Wood Lock No 13

10.6

11

U

0

Westland Copse Lock No 12

10.8

12

U

0

Westland Copse Lock No 11

10.9

13

U

0

Bonfire Hanger Lock No 10

11

14

U

0

Gennets Wood Lock No 9

11.1

15

U

0

Gennets Bridge Lock No 8

11.3

16

U

0

Southland Lock No 7

The Lock was officially opened in June 2014 after rebuilding. The section of canal north of the lock is not yet navigable except by canoes, etc for a short distance.

11.5

17

U

0

Devils Hole Lock No 6

Restored and offically reopened in April 2010.

11.9

18

N

0

Loxwood Lock No 5A

On the opposite side of Loxwood High Street (B2133) from the Onslow Arms Inn. Constuction of this new lock started in 2005, was completed in 2007 and offically openned in May 2009, when the Lowwood High Street crossing was complete.

12.3

18

N

TQ040311

186

Brewhurst Lock No 5

12.6

19

N

0

Baldwin's Knob Lock No 4

12.9

20

N

0

Drungewick Aqueduct

13.6

20

N

TQ060309

187

Drungewick Lock No 3

14.5

21

N

0

Malham Lock No 2

Restored lock not yet navigable.

15

22

U

0

Rowner Lock No 1

Restored lock not yet navigable

16.6

23

U

0

Northlands Lifting Bridge

17.8

23

U

0

Newbridge

Arun Navigation junction

18.5

23

U

0

NOTE: N and U in the Navigable column above indicates that the node is navigable or unnavigable. If a D appears here it means that navigation is difficult or restricted to smaller craft.

 

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