Sunday, 15 September, 2019
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Shalford to Bramley Shalford Surrey GU4 8EP
As part of the Heritage Open Days scheme, the Wey & Arun Canal Trust invites you to take a trip back in time with a guided walk from the Gunpowder Store at Stonebridge Wharf in Shalford, Surrey, to the former Bramley Wharf. Learn about the role of the canal in the risky business of transporting gunpowder by barge and the characters responsible for taking tolls at Bramley Wharf. You’ll also get a chance to admire the beauty of Hunt Nature Park via the viewing platform built by the Trust.
Other highlights of the 2.5km walk include Tannery Lane Bridge (the only roving bridge on the canal, enabling a horse pulling a barge to follow the towpath without the need for the towrope to be unhitched), Gosden Aqueduct and Wharf Cottage.
To book your place on the walk, which will take about two hours, go to https://weyarun.org.uk/events47, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.