Sunday, 7 February, 2016
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Back of Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford
Exploring Wonersh and the Wey Navigation
Sunday 7th February, 2016
Meeting at back of Yvonne Arnaud Theatre at 11am
Come and join the Surrey Hills Society on this lovely winter ramble on the Wey Navigation behind the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford. We will walk along the canal, learning about the once thriving commercial barge trade. We will also explore some WW2 history by visiting a large pill box that is open to the public. This was built as part of the last line of defense against the Germans to protect London.
We will then head off towards the village of Shalford and on to Wonersh to discover more interesting stories about the area. Wonersh, meaning “crooked field” in Saxon, was the centre of a very successful woollen cloth industry during the 1400s.
The walk will be guided at all times and starts promptly at 11am. It is a free event for everyone. Lunch is not included, so please bring some snacks/packed lunch if you wish, which you can eat on the green. A pub is available for lunches at your own cost. There are also some shops to visit, a café and two convenience stores along the way if you need a hot drink.
This walk requires a reasonable level of fitness as there will be some steep areas. Please bring suitable clothing and walking shoes/boots for the day. The walk should take no longer than 3 1/2 hours, but it will depend on the size and speed of the group.
This visit is suitable for dogs but they will be advised at times to put them on a lead near roads/farmland.
This is a free event but booking is essential. For further details and enquiries or if you would like to join us please email [email protected] to reserve your place or phone/text Chris Howard, who will be leading the walk, on 07879841000.
Please note that the Surrey Hills Society and its Event partners accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or personal injury during events. Participants are requested to wear appropriate clothing and footwear and take due care and attention.