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

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

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. Near here is the delightful village of West Chiltington where there's a noteworthy 12th century church to see.
To the south east is the expansive Knepp Castle Estate. The estate is one of the walking highlights of the area with miles of trails, a 12th century castle and interesting wildlife including wild boar, nesting storks, horses and deer to look out for on the way.
To the west is Wisborough Green, a very pretty village with an enormous village green, a cricket pitch and a fine old church to see. You can also visits the Mens Nature Reserve in this area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Sussex Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Once the Wey and Arun canal - - 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 - - 258765

Well maintained footpath by Brockhurst Brook

Footpath 827 from Lordings Road - - 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 - - 258730

Limeburners Camping site

The River Arun, New Bridge, West Sussex - - 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 - - 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

Billingshurst Canal and River Walk.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Billingshurst Canal and River Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)