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 Suggested Cruising Routes

On the Wey base is the perfect starting point for a variety of destinations.

 
2 days
On the Wey base  -  Godalming  -  On the Wey base 
 
 
 
12 miles
8 locks
8 hours cruising
 

Ideal for a weekend break, cruise upstream to Godalming. Climb the sandy banks up to St Catherines Chapel at Artington or visit the Jack Phillips Memorial in Godalming.

Places of Interest: Spectrum leisure centre, Dapdune Wharf, Guildford town centre, Guildford Castle, Godalming town centre.

 


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The Spectrum, Guildford

 
3-4 days
On the Wey base  -  Weybridge  -  On the Wey base 
 
 
 
25 miles
22 locks
13 hours cruising
 

A longer cruise up to Weybridge where the Wey flows into the River Thames. Wisley Gardens is a must!

Places of Interest: Newark Priory, Send, Ripley, Pyrford and Weybridge town centre.

 


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Newark Priory

 
3-4 days
On the Wey base - Godalming - Weybridge - On the Wey base
 
 
 
37 miles
30 locks
20 hours cruising
 

Link up the above cruises for a leisurely trip along the whole length of the Wey.Catch a film at the Odeon in Guildford - they have a mooring right by the cinema! Please note Stepping Stones would need to turn around at St Catherines lock due to Broadford Bridge height restrictions.

Places of Interest: Spectrum leisure centre, National Trust visitor centre at Dapdune Wharf, Yvonne Arnaud theatre, Godalming town centre

 


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Odeon cinema Guildford

 
3-4 days
On the Wey base - Hampton Court - On the Wey base
 
 
 
38 miles
28 locks
20 hours cruising
 

Allow plenty of time to visit Hampton Court once the home of Henry VIII.  An additional licence is required for the Thames.

Places of Interest: Newark Priory, Wisley Gardens, Kingston town centre, Hampton Court Palace.

 


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Hampton Court Palace

 
1 week
On the Wey base - Windsor - On the Wey base
 
 
 
55 miles
36 locks
28 hours cruising
 

Your destination on this one week cruise is Windsor castle. Along the route you can moor up right next to Thorpe Park for a day of thrills. An additional licence is required for the River Thames.

Places of Interest: Newark Priory, Wisley Gardens, Weybridge town centre, Thorpe Park, Legoland and Windsor Castle.

 


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Windsor Castle

 
2 weeks
On the Wey base - Henley on Thames - On the Wey base
 
 
 
97 miles
52 locks
45 hours cruising
 

For a two week holiday cruise to Henley on Thames(an additional licence is required for the River Thames). The historic Eton college is well worth a visit.

Places of Interest: Newark Priory,Wisley Gardens,Weybridge town centre, Thorpe Park, Legoland, Eton college, Windsor Castle and Henley on Thames.

 


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Henley on Thames

 
2 weeks
On the Wey base - Oxford - On the Wey base
 
 
 
192 miles
84 locks
79 hours cruising
 

There is so much to see and do along this two week cruise to Oxford. Visit the colleges in Oxford or the Ashmolean Museum.  An additional licence is required for the River Thames.

Places of Interest: Newark Priory, Wisley Gardens, Weybridge town centre, Windsor Castle, Legoland, Eton College, Henley on Thames, Reading town centre, Beale Wildlife Park, Cliveden House, Oxford.

 


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Legoland , Windsor

 
1 week
On the Wey base - Basingstoke Canal - On the Wey base
 
 
 
56 miles
74 locks
36 hours cruising
 

A day's cruising on the River Wey takes you to the Basingstoke Canal, made up of 32miles of mostly rural canal, ideal to get away from it all. Due to very low bridges our boats can only cruise as far as Farnborough Wharf Bridge, approximately 17 miles along the Basingstoke Canal.  The locks are manned and only open on certain days, booking is essential and an additional licence is required.

Places of Interest: Brookwood war cemetery, H G Wells' tripod sculpture from War of the Worlds, Farnborough air museum

 


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Brookwood war cemetery

 

Remember when planning your journey to allow for time out to stop at the riverside pubs and visit the many attractions along the route.

For a more detailed itinerary with suggested places to stop overnight, turning points and places of interest you can use the routeplanner at www.canalplan.eu. On the Wey base is next door to the Guildford Waterside Centre for route planning purposes.