Diary of Events - 2017
Mar 25, 2017 
Callcott-Reilly Trail Guided Walk 

Meet at 14.15 at the Shamley Green church car park for a guided walk by Alan Johnson, Vice-chairman of the Wey & Arun Canal Trust who will lead you on a 4-mile circular walk to see how the 1865 Guildford-Horsham railway crossed the 1816 Wey & Arun Canal and explore a newly revealed iron truss bridge and see local industrial heritage. Although most of the paths are flat, please wear appropriate footwear for this country walk.

Ticket Prices: Free – but a donation would be appreciated.

For further information email events@weyandarun.co.uk Registration at www.weyarun.org.uk 

Mar 26, 2017 
Shalford to Bramley Guided Walk by The Wey & Arun Canal Trust 

Led by the Wey & Arun Canal Trust, approximately 2.5km, 2 hours, starting from Stonebridge Wharf at 14:30, the walk follows parts of the course of the original canal to the former Bramley Wharf. The walk includes the new Hunt Nature Park in Shalford. Although most of the paths are flat, please wear appropriate footwear for this country walk.

Ticket Prices: Free – but a donation would be appreciated.

For further information email events@weyandarun.co.uk Registration at www.weyarun.org.uk  

Apr 29, 2017 
AGM at Cranleigh Village Hall   
May 14, 2017 
Pulborough to Pallingham Boat Rally 

The aim of this cruise is to demonstrate each year that there is a right of navigation on the River Arun as far upstream as Pallingham Quay.

High water at Littlehampton on the day is predicted as around 2:15pm,

therefore HW at Pulborough will be approximately 6pm.

Launching for boats that need the slipway at Pulborough is planned between 3pm and 3:30pm.

Boats can be launched from the Pulborough slipway with a view to getting upstream to Pallingham Quay. Canoes can travel from Stopham Bridge in which case they would be best launching at 3:30pm onwards if you wish to go right to the end of the permitted navigation.

There is no fee to participate, but donations towards costs on the day would be welcome.

Please register for the event at www.weyarun.org.uk

The aim is to reach the point where the Wey and Arun reached the junction with the river Arun and then on to Pallingham Quay, the highest navigable point for boats on the Arun.

In most years it’s possible to reach this point and then travel upstream to Pallingham Quay but that depends on both the tide and the flow of the river. At Pallingham Quay, people often walk over to the canal to view the canal bridge and the line of the watercourse.

If time and water levels permit, participants also stop for a drink at the White Hart, Stopham Bridge.

The slipway is located on the A29 about 100 metres south of the two small roundabouts in Pulborough.

Map at www.weyandarun.co.uk/PulboroughSlipwayMap17-02-21.pdf and at Stopham www.weyandarun.co.uk/StophamBridgeSlipwayMap17-02-21.pdf

Travelling south it is on the left hand side of the road, adjacent to a café (please keep this area clear for their customers). The café is likely to be open when people arrive they obviously have toilets but, quite reasonably, expect people to buy a drink if they use the facilities. Trailers can be left adjacent to the slipway and cars may be parked either on the other side of the river or in the pay-and-display car park adjacent to Pulborough station.

The slipway is very steep but boats up to around 14 feet long can be launched as everyone mucks in to help.

The channel is quite variable in width so some of us will take bow saws and tree loppers.

It is recommended that people wear wellingtons for launching and to land at Pallingham.

If there hasn’t been much rain during the preceding couple of weeks then the few hundred metres before Pallingham can be a challenge!

For any further information, please  

Jun 4, 2017 
Poddle 2017  The 2017 Poddle will take place on Sunday, June 4. Details to follow. 
Sep 9, 2017 
Guildford's Treadwheel Crane, Heritage open days  Come and join volunteers from the Wey & Arun Canal Trust at the Town Wharf in Guildford (opposite the White House pub and St Nicolas church - also, Church tower open during the morning for visits to the top and bell chamber) and see the Guildford Treadwheel Crane. Meet our costumed boat people along the wharf side who will be on hand to talk about life onboard. Also childrens' activities, a sales stand featuring river and canal goods plus historical photographic display.

Open 11am to 3pm on Saturday 9th September.

The Wey Navigation was opened in 1653 and the crane which stands on the redeveloped riverside at Guildford probably dates from the late 17th century. It was used to load and unload barges at the former wharf, close to its present position, and was worked by men walking inside the 18 foot diameter wheel. Access to exterior at any time (SU 994 494). 

Oct 28, 2017 
Autumn meeting at Pulborough Arun Hall    

Further details and booking from the Trust's Northern Office on 01483 505566.

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