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Wey & Arun Canal Trust

Loxwood, United Kingdom
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About Wey & Arun Canal Trust
We operate public trip boats every weekend from the beginning of April until the end of October. During the year we have special event cruises, Cream Teas, Pirates & Princesses and evening trips. Trips can be booked online. Our boats are available for private charter. The canal provides a wildlife corridor through Sussex & Surrey. You can walk the canal route using the Wey South Path. You can bring your own canoe to the canal at Loxwood, canoe licence details are on our website. Books, Walking Guides, souvenirs, canal history & restoration details and local tourist information leaflets are available from Loxwood Canal Centre. For further details please see our website.
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Elaine K wrote a review Oct 2021
Thame, United Kingdom9 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a most enjoyable hour and half trip through several locks and through beautiful scenery. The crew were informative, friendly and efficient. Our grandchildren enjoyed participating in opening and closing the locks. Tea and coffee was provided and there was even a little vase of flowers on the table. We were fortunate that the sun shone. There was a good selection of moments and gifts at the shop.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from weyandarun, Front Office Manager at Wey & Arun Canal Trust
Responded Oct 21, 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your boat trip! We're so pleased to hear that you and your grandchildren had a great time and that the sun shone for you. Thank you for visiting our gift shop too. We hope to welcome you back sometime in the near future!
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Andy J wrote a review Sep 2021
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom10 contributions5 helpful votes
Went for a boat trip down the canal today we were greeted by friendly staff who work as volunteers the trip was supposed to last 50 mins but alas only lasted 35 mins I must admit I was a bit disappointed to be honest but the short trip was very pleasant and it is the first time I’ve been through an old working lock so not all bad .
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from weyandarun, Front Office Manager at Wey & Arun Canal Trust
Responded Oct 21, 2021
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your boat trip. We're really sorry to hear that your trip didn't quite meet up to your expectations (we will look into this), although we're pleased that the 35 minutes of trip was enjoyable and that you enjoyed going through our lock. Our volunteers work hard to restore our locks and keep them in operation!
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Kerry C wrote a review Jul 2021
Horsham, United Kingdom193 contributions76 helpful votes
Although the weather was scorching. It was so lovely to be on the canal. The three volunteers were really great
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from weyandarun, Front Office Manager at Wey & Arun Canal Trust
Responded Jul 22, 2021
Thank you for your review! I'm pleased to hear that you had a lovely time visiting the canal, even if the weather was very hot. Our volunteers dedicate a lot of time to the running of the canal, so I'm glad that you found them great. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the future!
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Millie024 wrote a review Jul 2021
Llantwit Major, United Kingdom406 contributions183 helpful votes
Having failed to be able to book a canal trip from Dapdune Wharf at Guildford, we found another base at Loxwood doing similar trips, and booked one for today at 12 noon. There is a small shop with postcards and leaflets by the canal, and we spent a pleasant few minutes there. Congratulations are due to the volunteer navies who have cleared the old canal of refuse and reinstated the waterway. The canal is a credit to them. We duly lined up and a register was called, before we all boarded the barge. Promised a coffee, we found the flask labelled ‘Very hot water’ to contain water that was tepid, so no tea or coffee for us, though actually we didn’t particularly want any. Even so… We then proceeded to travel a short distance to a lock, and a little way beyond it, before turning round again. When we were nearly back, there was a short (very short) introduction, which would have been more appropriate at the start, when further detail about the history of the canal, and of its failure, could have been given, alongside some reference to the wildlife we might spot. Along the banks we saw some brilliantly turquoise dragon flies, and lush vegetation. A pleasant though underwhelming experience. Good car parking, where we ate our picnic in the car, and enjoyed watching dog walkers arrive for a walk along the tow path.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from 194davev, Front Office Manager at Wey & Arun Canal Trust
Responded Jul 13, 2021
Thank you so much for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your trip on the canal and found the car parking good. I'm also very pleased to hear that you managed to spot some wildlife on your cruise! I'm sorry to hear about the (lack of) hot water on your trip. I've passed on your comments about both the hot water and the introduction, so we can aim to improve these areas for future trips. As you have acknowledged, our volunteers work hard to make sure the canal runs smoothly. We really appreciate the feedback and hope to welcome you back sometime soon.
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Tracey O wrote a review Jun 2021
Littlehampton, England, United Kingdom193 contributions49 helpful votes
Managed to get on barge for a trip. Very lovely and lovely staff. Shame saw no wildlife but very lovely trip. Thought the tea and coffee was a nice extra touch
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from 194davev, Front Office Manager at Wey & Arun Canal Trust
Responded Jul 5, 2021
Thank you for your review! I'm so pleased to hear that you had a good trip and that you enjoyed the tea and coffee on board. We hope to welcome you to the canal again in the future (and hopefully you'll be able to see some more wildlife next time!)
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