|Cath & Chris|
We enjoyed our first visit on the Wey, although we are familiar with Surrey towns, villages and countryside it is always different arriving by water. The Wey is a pretty river as it meanders from river to man made channels through wide open isolated sections and narrow corridors where tarmac traffic noise is close by. The National Trust do a good job of looking after the navigation, the paddles all work and are easy to use, when you leave a lock the gates are left open, forgot to ask why, probably saves on wear and tear on the gate hinges, when rising in a lock there is a yellow peg to tie your stern rope to while holding the boat in with the bowline, the locks are a bit fierce. Lowering in a lock the centre line is adequate. Good moorings were hard to find below Guildford, some good isolated spots from Guidford to Godalming. The Anchor at Pyrford is a descent place for refreshment, good food and Dorset's Badger Ales on tap but don't go on a Sunday it's far to busy.