GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Billingshurst Canal and River Walk

3 miles (5 km)

A circular walk in Billingshurst taking in the Wey and Arun Canal and the River Arun. It's about a 3 mile walk with some nice views of the river and the surrounding West Sussex countryside.
The walk starts just to the west of the village at New Bridge where you can pick up the Wey South Path and follow the waymarked trail south west to Guildenhurst Bridge and Lording's Lock on the canal. The route then heads north east following other footpaths along the River Arun to the Brockhurst Brook. You then follow paths north west to return to the New Bridge where the walk finishes.

Billingshurst Canal and River Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Billingshurst Canal and River Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

You can continue your walking in the area by continuing south along the Wey South Path and visiting nearby Pulborough. Here you'll find the lovely Pulborough Brooks RSPB Nature Reserve where there's lots of birdlife to look out for.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Sussex Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Once the Wey and Arun canal - geograph.org.uk - 76463

Once the Wey & Arun canal. Taken near to Billingshurst,this line of trees marks the course of the old Wey & Arun Canal, which has been disused now for over 100 years.This photo was taken facing south east.

Well maintained footpath by Brockhurst Brook - geograph.org.uk - 258765

Well maintained footpath by Brockhurst Brook

Footpath 827 from Lordings Road - geograph.org.uk - 258717

Footpath 827 from Lordings Road. The footpath follows the drive of Guildenhurst Manor until it turns to cross Guildenhurst Bridge to continue to the A272 near Wharf Farm.

Limeburners Camping site - geograph.org.uk - 258730

Limeburners Camping site

The River Arun, New Bridge, West Sussex - geograph.org.uk - 1513204

The River Arun, New Bridge, West Sussex. The River Arun flows beside the abandoned Wey and Arun Canal which is unseen to the left of the photo.

Wey and Arun Junction Canal - geograph.org.uk - 779072

Wey and Arun Junction Canal. Looking south from the landing stage next to Malham Bridge. Starting from here the canal is extent until Guildenhurst Bridge though it was last cleared and dredged in 1982.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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