GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Loxwood Canal

4 miles (5.7 km)

A circular walk along an idyllic section of the Wey & Arun Canal on the Surrey/West Sussex border. It's a particularly delightful area with pretty locks, old bridges, an aqueduct and views of the River Lox, which runs alongside the canal.
The walk starts in the little village of Loxwood, in the Chichester district of West Sussex. Head east along the towpath and you will soon come to the lovely Brewhurst Lock and Bridge.
The next section takes you to Drungewick Aqueduct, another photogenic spot on the route. It's surrounded by some beautiful West Sussex countryside and a special place in the summer months.
The route then heads south down Drungewick Lane, before heading through the woodland and countryside to the south of the canal. After your walk you can enjoy refreshments in theOnslow Arms with its lovely beer garden overlooking the canal.
The route uses a section of the long distance Wey South Path. You can extend your exercise by heading north along the path to Sydney Wood. Heading south takes you to Billingshurst.

Loxwood Canal OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Loxwood Canal Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Onslow Arms dates back to the 1600s and has a charming interior with oak beams and log fires. They serve good pub food which you can enjoy in the canalside garden. You can find them at postcode RH14 0RD for your sat navs.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Onslow Arms - geograph.org.uk - 1434751

Onslow Arms Pub by the canal. On the very fringe of the village of Loxwood, and adjacent to the B2133, this pub's good fortune is that it is also adjacent to a restored section of the Wey & Arun Canal. Boat trips start from here and as a result this pub can be very busy at weekends. Visitors to the canal should pass through the pub's own car park, and then they will find the canal trust's car park, which also gets incredibly busy. The pub is named after the Earls of Onslow, who used to be prominent local landowners. As a result there are at least two other pubs with a similar name, all within a few miles of each other.

Brewhurst Lock, Wey and Arun Canal - geograph.org.uk - 1438624

Brewhurst Lock.

Brewhurst Bridge, Wey and Arun Canal - geograph.org.uk - 1436745

Brewhurst Lock and Bridge. This fully working lock is on the stretch of the canal which is navigable, and which is used by trip boats. The lock was restored in the period 1994 to 1997. Facilities to back pump the water used by the lock were also installed. It was lowered in 2006 as a preface to the new Loxwood Bridge being bui

Looking west to Drungewick Aqueduct, Wey and Arun Canal - geograph.org.uk - 1441949

Looking west to Drungewick Aqueduct. The view west from Drungewick Lane Bridge, including the new Drungewick Aqueduct. This was completed in the Spring of 2003. The aqueduct takes the canal across the River Lox. There was a previous aqueduct here, but that was demolished in 1957.

River Arun near Brewhurst Mill - geograph.org.uk - 1894279

River Arun near Brewhurst Mill

Wey South Path by Brewhurst - geograph.org.uk - 1822287

Spring Blossom on the Wey South Path by Brewhurst

Baldwin's Knob Lock - geograph.org.uk - 2704981

Baldwin's Knob Lock

Rowing boat on the Arun Navigation east of Drungewick Canal bridge - geograph.org.uk - 1831362

Rowing boat on the Arun Navigation east of Drungewick Canal bridge

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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