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A Horse-Drawn Boat Trip along the Wey

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Saturday, 4 July, 2015
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Step back in time and spend a leisurely afternoon gliding along the River Wey on a horse-drawn narrow boat and admire the beauty and tranquillity of the Surrey countryside. Our trip on the narrow boat “Iona”, pulled by one of the Godalming Packetboat heavy horses, will traverse both river and canal and pass through a lock in the course of its journey and make for a delightful way to discover the River Wey Navigations.

The “Iona” is a full length (72ft) narrow boat with traditional painting. Built by Harland and Wolf she began her working life in 1935 carrying various cargoes along the Grand Union Canal and since 1985 has been a regular sight on the River Wey. She is a star in her own right having been used in the 1964 British comedy film The Bargee starring Harry H Corbett, Ronnie Barker and Eric Sykes and in 1969 she appeared in an episode of Coronation Street.

The trip will last approximately 2 hours; there is a toilet on board and the “Iona” has been reserved exclusively for the Surrey Hills Society.

The cost will be £17.00 for members and £19.00 for non-members which will include a cream tea.   

 Booking is essential. If you would like to join us would you please complete and return the attached booking form to arrive at Warren Farm Barns before 25th June 2015. We regret that this event is not suitable for young children or dogs.


 Please include your e-mail address or a stamped addressed envelope so you may be sent full details, directions and locations for the visit. 

 For further details and enquiries, contact us at info@surreyhillssociety.org or on mobile 07530-949302.