Another lock restored on the Wey & Arun

Published: Friday, 09 February 2018

THE 'lost route to the sea' gets ever closer to the coast as yet another derelict lock is fully restored on the Wey & Arun.

Gennetss Lock2The Wey & Arun Canal Trust are proud to announce that the official completion of Gennets Bridge Lock will be celebrated at midday on Saturday, 21st April 2018.

Two years work

This is the Trust’s latest restoration project and also marks the retirement of Mr Eric Walker, MBE, leader of the volunteer team that have worked on the lock for the last two years. The guest of honour will be Mr Nigel Gibbons who has been a huge support during the project.

Work started in June 2015 on the lock that is situated on the Surrey/Sussex border path, after the required protected species measures were complete, with the Trust's Chairman, Sally Schupke, telling us:

Gennetts Lock1Carried out by volunteers

“Most of the work has be carried out by volunteers but some critical parts of the construction project were undertaken by contractors. The piling and concrete shell were installed by our contractors, Burras Ltd, with the rest of the work completed by our team of volunteers.

"We invite visitors to join us in the celebrations at the lock side on the 21st April. Parking will be available at Loxwood North Hall (on the B2133 in Loxwood village) and it is a short (but maybe muddy) walk to the lock. A map and souvenir brochure will be available from our publicity stand at Loxwood North Hall."