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    Default River Wey

    Hi

    I'm looking for some information on paddling the River Wey in Surrey. Particularly interested in the non canal bit above Godalming. Paddled some of the area around Tilford when I was a kid, but having popped down there today, see that the Parish council have closed it to water users.

    Many thanks for any help

    Rich

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    Hi Rich

    I live alongside the River Wey, see the following thread:

    http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/for...read.php?t=742

    and it is the "non canal bit above Goldalming" that you mention.

    "Parish council have closed it to water users"......WHAT!, this is news to me

    This link may be of help: http://www.waterscape.com/River_Wey/

    PM me, if you want any particular information, or wish to undertake a trip

    Cheers

    Sprout

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    Hi Sprout...

    My friend & I want to paddle the Wey on Friday. Don't know anything about it. Reckon we'll want to do a really relaxed 6 to 8 miles and have a pub lunch.

    Can you recommend a put-in and is there a good map you can refer us to?

    Best regards,

    Paul.

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    Paul,

    I use this site for all things on the navigation and the river:

    http://www.weyriver.co.uk/theriver/River_Wey_Map.htm

    Hope it helps?

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    There are signs by the river at Tilford near Farnham saying no boating.

    I have been looking at this section of water as I do a lot of work in the region.

    I had not bothered to look up which river flowed through Tilford.

    If this is the section you meant then I think it would travel through some rather nice residences and you may have access issues.

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    other sites with maps for rivers over uk?
    of control why worry sitback and enjoy the Ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Robinson View Post
    My friend & I want to paddle the Wey on Friday. Don't know anything about it. Reckon we'll want to do a really relaxed 6 to 8 miles and have a pub lunch.

    Can you recommend a put-in and is there a good map you can refer us to?
    This trip is shorter than you asked for but there is the opportunity to explore the river sections along some of the stretches of navigation or to continue downstream to St Catherines Lock. Alternatively you can have a more relaxed trip or spend more time in the pub.

    There is a pub (The Manor Inn) at Farncombe and a teashop at Farncombe Boat House.

    I find the best maps for the Wey in Nicholsons Guide. These are strip maps of the navigation with lots of added details and this volume includes the Thames, The Basingstoke Canal and the Kennet & Avon Canal.
    Last edited by KeithD; 6th-July-2009 at 08:25 PM. Reason: spelling
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Robinson View Post
    Hi Sprout...

    My friend & I want to paddle the Wey on Friday. Don't know anything about it. Reckon we'll want to do a really relaxed 6 to 8 miles and have a pub lunch.

    Can you recommend a put-in and is there a good map you can refer us to?

    Best regards,

    Paul.
    Apologies Paul.......I only just picked this up [slightly hectic times at work ]

    I hope you had a good trip on the Wey.

    Cheers

    Tim

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    Hi, I am interested in paddling on the Wey above Goldaming - has anyone done this recently - there is very little information about access etc

    Thanks

    Phil

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    Hi Phil,

    We paddled up and back from Godalming last year, having got specific permission to portage through the grounds of the offices at the weir just above the railway. Without this, its quite difficult to get physical access to the river above the weir without crossing private ground. Blog: http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/for...ight=godalming


    Otherwise, I think its rarely paddled. I fully intend to paddle down from Tilford one day, but I expect a day of lots of blockages, and would do it outside of the fishing season until I knew the river well. It also needs reasonable water levels. As to access, I have no problem with the river itself being fine, as are all our rivers, but public places to put in are few I think. Others you meet may disagree with that opinion! There will also be some portages round weirs, which may be difficult if they fall on private property.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprout View Post
    Hi Rich

    I live alongside the River Wey, see the link


    and it is the "non canal bit above Goldalming" that you mention.

    "Parish council have closed it to water users"......WHAT!, this is news to me

    This link may be of help:

    PM me, if you want any particular information, or wish to undertake a trip

    Cheers

    Sprout

    Hi Sprout / All

    I am trying to plan a trip from Tilford to the Mill at Elstead Pub. Does anyone have any information about this part of the Wey? Particularly looking for a good put in (was planning on using Tilford Green) and any knowledge of if this part of the river is navigable?

    Many thanks.

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