Follow this grass path between arable fields heading for the pylon ahead. Golf course route is wrong next to lake too. Monday to Saturday: 12 noon to 9pm Sunday: 12 noon to 8pm. When you reach a small lake bear left to continue with the lake on the right. From the church go down the short section of grass verge to meet the road. Free parking is available in the small car park (with a height restriction barrier) immediately south of the traffic lights over Newark Lock on the B367 (Newark Lane), south of Pyrford Village. River Wey, Guildford. The word Pyrford derives from the Saxon term meaning the ford by the pear tree. Beautiful countryside. Nearby pub, The Anchor, serves good meals and is popular. There are two stiles (both in open fencing making them easy for dogs to pass under) and several gates including a kissing gate. This walk is a lovely stroll along the Wey Canal with a view of the locks, bridges and colourful canal boats. I saw no waymarkers here. Bear slightly left to cross over the small stream. The Anchor pub, located right by the river, provides refreshments here. The priory was founded at the end of the twelfth century by Ruald de Clane and his wife Beatrice of Send and dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Thomas a Beckett. Really enjoyed this walk. Pyrford Lock: Great Walk and Pub - See 37 traveler reviews, 28 candid photos, and great deals for Woking, UK, at Tripadvisor. The priory was dissolved, along with all other monasteries, by King Henry VIII. Walk the full length of this path till you enter scrubland, where grassy footpaths go both straight ahead and right; keep right to eventually reach a road. Walking information, advice and campaigns, walking news and events, group led walks and an online library of walking routes. Correction definitely required! We enjoyed this walk, although the first part along the road is a bit hazardous particularly with dogs. The walk starts from Ripley's large village green and heads for Walsham Weir, an impressive sight after rain. Pyrford Lock: Fantastic walks - See 37 traveller reviews, 28 candid photos, and great deals for Woking, UK, at Tripadvisor. Sun 2 August 2020 Sunday 2 August 2020 0:00 AM Ended. Agreed about signage on golf course - just aim for canal on opposite side if you can! Beautiful trail along the river. ADMIN RESPONSE: Thank you so much Wilf for providing the updates required for this walk. Thanks for spotting the stream typo too. Nice walk through some muddy trails stream Quite muddy by river in winter. Great easy walk, lots to see along the way. The navigation runs for around 20 miles between the Thames below Shepperton Lock and the centre of Godalming. 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. but it’s only short and you’d miss out lots of interest and lovely views. Scandal ensued when the poet ran away to marry Ann More, the Lord's cousin and the heiress to Loseley near Guildford. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. The Church of St. Nicholas was built around 1140 AD and is a fine example of a complete Norman church. Pyrford Lock is a short distance from the town of West Byfleet. %PDF-1.3 Really lovely walk! Great walk! The Anchor, Pyrford Lock: Sunny walk from Ripley - See 1,490 traveler reviews, 229 candid photos, and great deals for Wisley, UK, at Tripadvisor. Welcome A hidden gem on the banks of the Wey Navigation. The Anchor, Pyrford Lock, Wisley Picture: canal walk view - Check out Tripadvisor members' 2,194 candid photos and videos. Look for a kissing gate to the left of the yellow grit bin ahead of you, and go along this footpath for 400m. ?��^���������?�������?���?~�_z���/��^��Ь7����2�ү�����o�����㏵��X�����������g�k�����ef�?ή�}H�x�A��+�������$$�+�l��C,DZ�l�B���/�e}���s��Ɨ�{���O�?W8�I���#�Ŏ/����1���ڑ�������?~}�Bj��`/�Z�Rs�FO�:_k��r�4�uz�v��ǰ��௯|���?�72莏�O�=�.��Ы���1�T��OT�s����2ұ������d���9t[�4�Շ�����O�/=��9?�x��c�&d�c9����\.-����`cI9C����3��s. This circular walk begins in Ripley, follows a stretch of the Wey Navigation, passes the ruins of Newark Priory before heading up to St Nicholas Church in Pyrford. What a beautiful walk. 2nd half lovely along the canal, beautiful and peaceful. Continue along the towpath, passing West Hall on your right, Murrays Bridge and then Dodds Bridge. Cross the road (take care here) and go ahead up some steps and through the gate to follow the paved path through the churchyard opposite. Avoid falling into the muddy ditch is you are attempting to cross though the undergrowth onto the golf course!! As you pass under the first set of power lines, follow the path as it bends slightly to the left alongside a disused stile, following the right hand field boundary. Pyrford Lock: Fantastic walks - See 37 traveller reviews, 28 candid photos, and great deals for Woking, UK, at Tripadvisor. We have updated the walk so please let us know if there are any further issues. The Anchor pub, located right by the river, provides refreshments here. Footpath by the road quite narrow at the start, and we also got lost on the golf course (much to the golfers dismay), but the stretch along the river is lovely. Continue alongside the road for a few paces to reach the car park on the right. Adjacent to Pyrford Lock and situated on the banks of the Wey Navigation Canal, a short distance from West Byfleet, as well as the flagship garden of the Royal Horticultural Society at Wisley, the Anchor is a perfect example of the traditional quintessential English country pub. Do not cross the bridge, just continue ahead and after a few paces you will come to Walsham Lock. About this walk. The only think I would do differently is, will walk both ways by the river coz the other way was quite a lot on a road. Walk Id: 4078810 (SR04) Godalming & Haslemere Group We organise weekly walks, walking weekends away in other parts of the country, longer walking holidays in Europe, and social events. A circular walk through the village of Pyrford, near Woking in Surrey. The River Wey was one of the first rivers in England to be made navigable. Original frescoes painted in red ochre were uncovered during renovations in 1869 and 1967. But towpath walk delightful. Clearly a few things have changed since the walk was first written and we rely on our walkers to help update the iFootpath walks - we are very grateful for you taking the time to report the changes. The Anchor, Pyrford Lock: Towpath walk & lunch - See 1,490 traveler reviews, 229 candid photos, and great deals for Wisley, UK, at Tripadvisor. Very enjoyable walk but went slightly off course on the golf course - the route seemed to want to take you down a fairway, Footpaths closed. Gorgeous waterways but that road walking is dodgy, the council need to cut the greenery back as not much room on the path and they speed in their cars. Flat. The walk starts from Ripley's large village green and heads for Walsham Weir, an impressive sight after rain. What's here. There is an optional extension to the Norman church at Wisley. Shame that 1 of the 6km is basically on a pavement next to a busy road. Pyrford Lock: Great Walk and Pub - See 37 traveler reviews, 28 candid photos, and great deals for Woking, UK, at Tripadvisor. Ended up doing the first half of the route there and back which was absolutely crap. To the right you have magnificent views of the remains of Newark Augustinian Priory in the adjacent field. At the brow of the hill follow the path as it swings to the left and St Nicholas' Church is now on your right. At the end of this field continue straight ahead through the gap in the hedge, ignoring the footpaths off to the left and right. Maybe revisit this map section...?? A traditional Canal lock affording you the opportunity to walk peacefully along the Wey Canal towards Pyrford or towards Send. Nice for an easy pre-lunch Sunday stroll. Pyrford and the Wey Navigation is a 6.1 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Woking, Surrey, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. A circular walk through the village of Pyrford, near Woking in Surrey. Pass through the gate and over the footbridge to enter the golf course. Follow the footpath straight ahead through fields. There is now a new kissing gate replacing the disused stile, just before Pyrford Green House. This walk pases through central Guildford and the northern outskirts of the town, past Dapdune Wharf where boat trips are available. The towpath also pases the remains of Newark Priory near Pyrford. *39 mins one way *2 miles … We walked quite briskly and it took 1hr 20mins. So much that we would come back. Would prob work better as a linear walk without the first half. Continue along the narrow mud towpath with the canal on the right, ignoring the first path branching right over the canal via a footbridge. Name: Pyrford, Woking Place type: Village Location: Grid Ref: TQ 0388 5998 • X/Y co-ords: 503880, 159984 • Lat/Long: 51.32949829,-0.51040712 Her father did not approve, the poet was disgraced and sent to jail. The walk is generally flat with just one very short but fairly steep climb to the church. River Wey walks: New Haw Lock to Pyrford Lock Easy flat walk along the towpath and footpaths, this walk covers part of the Wey Navigation and the Basingstoke Canal. It would also make a great trail run. Dog walk The Anchor, Pyrford. Pretty, quiet walk. Find out how … Cross diagonally right over the road and pass through a small wooden gate to enter a paddock. really lovely (and quiet) walk along the river and through some farms - just a shame not to be able to have a half way pint at the anchor pub due to lock down! Refreshments: Lunch stop The Anchor, Pyrford Lock. Type of walk. This walk covers parts of the Wey Navigation Canal and the Basingstoke Canal passing some very interesting locks and buildings along the way. As the road bends hard to the right, go straight ahead up a steep mud footpath between trees. The Anchor Pub is open now. One more click to download free walks in the beautiful Woking area. 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. Use the yellow arrow waymarkers to follow the public footpath across the golf course (these are not obvious so use both the App's GPS map and instructions here to help find your way). Any kind of clothing and shoes are fine and this walk is perfect for a dog. 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. One such canal route is the New Haw Lock to Pyrford Lock walk, a seven-mile stretch that takes around three to four hours to complete. A little further along you will need to cross back over to the left of the road to continue on the pavement and over Bourne stream bridge. Half circular with the dog avoiding roads to the pub and back. After some distance you will come to the second footbridge over the Wey, marking the start of Walsham Gates. The path was overgrown and the cars really fast so it was difficult to navigate with dogs. A circular walk through the village of Pyrford, near Woking in Surrey. Monday to Saturday: 12 noon to 10pm Sunday: 12 noon to 10pm. x��[�5ɑN�y�&�=�ɑF��#S�'���Y�|�`À�I���eIxƘ���+#�"֪���nrC����^���׬��^b�����}������?�ߟ�?��/�����>����K��Hi������7���C�/�|������j���C:K�y���~��ٯ���7��xԗ�g�����_��ǯ�KG(O~~�����R�ǯ��? Follow the left hand field boundary and then pass through a gap ahead alongside derelict outbuildings. The paths are mostly mud towpaths and field paths all of which may be muddy after wet weather. Many thanks! Plenty of variety and interest. The walk then crosses the Wey before encountering the 150 year old Ockham Mill. The Wey Navigation is the name given to the navigable parts of the River Wey. Ideal to have a pub at the midpoint for non COVID times. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Pyrford Lock: Fantastic walks - See 37 traveler reviews, 28 candid photos, and great deals for Woking, UK, at Tripadvisor. Nice walk. The River Wey Navigation is followed past a turf-sided lock, a summerhouse with a plaque commemorating John Donne's time in Pyrford and on to Pyrford Lock. As you reach Newark Lock, cross over the footbridge and turn left to follow the towpath with the river now on the left. 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. Woking. Walk along The River Wey Navigation in Surrey and how a lock works. Oh, and it’s “Bourne STREAM Bridge”!! 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