Canal boat trips resume on the Wey & Arun

Published: Monday, 17 May 2021

CANAL boat cruises are back on the Wey & Arun Canal, with trips set to run throughout the summer.

Volunteers with the Wey & Arun Canal Trust resumed their scheduled trips on the scenic canal on the 19th May, then continuing with three cruises every Wednesday and Sunday, departing at 10.30am, 12 noon and 2pm from the wharf in Loxwood.

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Due to coronavirus restrictions passenger numbers are being limited to allow for two metre social distancing, providing plenty of space to relax and enjoy the views onboard the spacious electric boat Wiggonholt (Pictured). It is hoped to add Saturday trips and special cream tea voyages after 21st June when guidelines allow.

Bookings can be made via the Trust’s website,

Bank holiday Monday (31st) will also see special trips offered onboard the nine-seater Josias Jessop boat, especially for family groups. The 30-minute trips will run throughout the day from 11-4, with no need to book ahead. The Trust’s visitor centre will also be open, with Chairman Sally Schupke explaining:


“With lockdown easing, what better way to celebrate than cruising the Wey & Arun. If you are looking for something different to do on the bank holiday weekend, then come along. All proceeds from our boat trips will go towards maintaining the canal and future restoration projects.”