Wey Navigation

Nearby Routes

The River Wey Navigation is one of the very first river navigations in the country, predating the canal age by over 100 years. It was created between 1651 and 1653 to offer Guildford merchants a magic highway to London – the A3 of its day. It was the brainchild of Sir Richard Weston, who came from a family with extensive estates in Surrey and who was determined to make this part of the county memorable for a great engineering achievement.