AGM at Cranleigh Village Hall The 44th Annual General Meeting of the Wey & Arun Canal Trust Ltd will take place at Cranleigh Village Hall, Village Way, Cranleigh GU6 8AF on Saturday 29th April 2017 at 2.30pm.
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.
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!
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Poddle 2017 The 2017 Poddle will take place on Sunday, June 4. Details to follow.
Dashwood Day Celebrating the 150th anniversary of JB Dashwood’s adventurous journey up the River Wey to the Wey & Arun Canal towards the Solent.
The trip is open to small boats, cyclists and walkers.
Full information at www.weyarun.org.uk/dashwood
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).
Autumn meeting at Pulborough Arun Hall
Further details and booking from the Trust's Northern Office on 01483 505566.