Magic of the Wey and Arun Canal in print

A NEW book aimed at helping visitors discover the magic of the Wey and Arun Canal has been launched by WACT (The Wey and Arun Canal Trust).

Visiting the Wey & Arun Canal is the new guidebook designed to make it easier for visitors to use the canal for leisure activities and to also find out more about the canal’s history and route.

While the Canal Centre at Loxwood and the public boat cruises offered may have helped many people explore one section of the canal, there are many other parts of the waterway visitors have yet to discover, according to the trust.

Sally Schupke, chairman of the trust said: “This marvellous little book is an absolute must for anybody wishing to visit the canal, called London’s Lost Route to the Sea. They will have the opportunity to see where original canal structures still stand, newly restored areas, and explore its path through Surrey and Sussex countryside.”

The 72-page guidebook costs £5 and can be bought from the Loxwood Canal Centre, behind the Onslow Arms pub, open midday-3pm Wednesdays, Fridays and weekends, by calling 01403 753999, visiting 
by mail order from the WACT office, The Granary, Flitchfold Farm, Loxwood, RH14 0RH , or by emailing