Pyrford and the Wey Navigation

MODERATE 5 reviews

Pyrford and the Wey Navigation is a 6.1 kilometer loop trail located near Woking, Surrey, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 6.1 km Elevation Gain: 150 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

walking

lake

river

over grown

A circular walk through the village of Pyrford, near Woking in Surrey. The walk has plenty of interest passing the ruins of Newark Priory and Pyrford's Norman church before heading across peaceful farmland to Pyrford Lock and returning alongside the picturesque Wey Navigation. The walk is generally flat with just one very short but fairly steep climb to the church. There are two stiles (both in open fencing making them easy for dogs to pass under) and several gates including a kissing gate. There is one section of road walking along a narrow pavement at the beginning. The walk crosses a golf course so take care here to avoid the balls flying down the fairways! The paths are mostly mud towpaths and field paths all of which may be muddy after wet weather. The towpaths are quite narrow so take care with children. Approximate time 1.5 to 2 hours.

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty, quiet walk. Beautiful countryside. I’d recommend

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Start of the walk hard work. Busy road with very narrow path. Path after churchyard overgrown and beyond being dug up so tricky to find route. Golf course very hard to navigate even with GPS. Not great for dogs who like to be off lead and run. 2nd half lovely along the canal, beautiful and peaceful. Would prob work better as a linear walk without the first half

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Agreed about signage on golf course - just aim for canal on opposite side if you can! Quite muddy by river in winter.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Great walk we added a loop to Papercourt Lock as per the National Trust walks, As the other reviewer commented the path across the golf course is not clear due to 2 fallen way marker posts.

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