Event Details

Date(s) 05/10/2019

Time(s)1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Date(s): Saturday 5th October 2019

Time(s): 13.00 (aim to be off the water by about 16.00)

Type: Touring (Locally)

Suitability: All Levels

Location: Sam Newark Lane Car Park, Closest post code is GU23 6DP.

Food: Please bring with suitable lunch, snacks and drinks and ideally a sealed tub and dry bag to transport them in.


Come and join us for an afternoons paddle (or walk) along the river Wey!!

The Wey Navigation paddle starting and finishing from Sam Newark Lane Car Park. The car park is on the left hand side of the road when coming from Ripley and about 200m from the traffic lights for the single lane bridge which goes over the River Wey.

The paddle is suitable for all and all craft. There is one lock to Navigate past but there will be help with this.

There is a height barrier at the car park but when it was recently checked it was not in position. The car park will take about a dozen cars so please car share if you can.

We will decide on the day whether to start going up or down river, unless we have heavy rain the flow of the water will be low.

There is a path which runs alongside the river for those who don’t want to paddle, if we go up river there are usually cows in the field with the path.


This event is FREE.


The club is now open to everyone of all competency levels; should the Covid-19 situation change the club may have to return to placing a minimum competency level upon participants. Should this happen participants shall be expected to self-assess at what stage they can suitably participate. The club may increase or decrease the stage at any point so please check back against the event or guidance to check the stage before arriving at your activity. See our COVID-19 Guidance for more details on the club's different reopening stages.

Everyone should continue to:

  • You must register for sessions on arrival (including spectators and volunteers)
  • Arrive ready to paddle
  • Bring your own mask and hand sanitiser
  • Respect venue procedures and one way systems
  • Make every effort to book in advanced including spectators and volunteers as this will help us speed up the check in process
  • Payments by bank transfer are strongly advised, where cash is necessary please bring exact money
  • Masks should be worn and person limits followed in enclosed spaces such as boat stores and changing rooms
  • Please limit use to one craft per person per session and avoid sharing equipment
  • All equipment must be washed or sprayed with disinfectant after/ between uses
  • Read the Blackwater Valley Canoe Club COVID-19 Guidance
  • Adhere to the latest social distancing and official government advice
  • Read the latest Event Booking Terms regarding club activities
  • Whilst you will not be required to book equipment, please read and adhere to the latest club equipment hire and usage terms