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Pyrford and the Wey Navigation

MODERATE 18 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

kid friendly






over grown

pub walk

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.

19 days ago

We enjoyed this walk, although the first part along the road is a bit hazardous particularly with dogs. Navigating through the golf course was a little tricky but added to the fun, definitely needed to use the map for this part. The anchor pub makes for a lovely stop.

9 months ago

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

10 months ago

Great walk however have knocked a star off as the first part on the road was horrid. The path was overgrown and the cars really fast so it was difficult to navigate with dogs. The rest of the walk was very pleasant.

Sun May 20 2018

Beautiful trail along the river. A cool walk in the summer until you hit the golf course and fields which are without shade. The Anchor pub is a lovely spot to stop for a cool drink and bite to eat almost exactly half way, situated by a lock and a real sun spot. The directions from the lock aren’t easy as the footpaths are overgrown so you need to be inventive on how to get through and back on track. Avoid falling into the muddy ditch is you are attempting to cross though the undergrowth onto the golf course!! Almost lost my other half to the bog - but that’s usual!! Lovely day out and nice and easy for an afternoon stroll with bite to eat.

Tue Jul 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

Sun Mar 05 2017

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

Mon Feb 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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