Where does the River Wey start in Dorset?

Where does the River Wey start in Dorset?

It rises in Upwey, where the spring forms Upwey Wishing Well, at the foot of the South Dorset Downs, a ridge of chalk hills that separate Weymouth from Dorchester.

Where does the River Wey start and end?

River ThamesRiver Wey / MouthThe River Thames, known alternatively in parts as the River Isis, is a river that flows through southern England, including London. At 215 mi, it is the longest river entirely in England and the second-longest in the United Kingdom, after the River Severn. Wikipedia

Where is the start of the River Wey?

River Wey/Sources

Does the River Wey go to Weymouth?

The RIVER WEY, with a length of about five and a half miles, is possibly the shortest major river in the country. It originates from the chalk ridge to the north of Weymouth and is one of 161 chalk rivers in England.

Can you swim in the River Wey?

River Wey, Artington Once you’re outside the M25, wild swimming spots become ever more bucolic, perfect for idyllic weekend swims. A stone’s throw from Guildford, this sandy stretch of river is slow-moving and shallow, making it a fine spot for wild swimming newbies.

Can you walk along the River Wey?

There is a well maintained and signposted National Trust towpath that runs the length of the route. The path is relatively flat and good for all ages and fitness levels. The most common route is a 19km walk along the canal and towpath between Guildford and West Byfleet.

What fish are in the river Wey?

Grayling, Roach, Dace, Perch, Pike and Trout. A mobile style of fishing is suggested for this small river. Chub are the predominant species and average from 2lb to over 4lb Pike up to 20lb, Dace Roach, Perch, Grayling, Trout and the odd Carp and Barbel to 10lb are present.

Is the Thames clean enough to swim in?

It is not recommended to swim in the tidal section of the Thames (east of Putney Bridge to the North Sea). It is neither safe nor particularly nice. But as you head west the river gets cleaner, safer (less boat traffic) and more beautiful. All these 10 wild swimming locations are west of London and easily accessible.

How long is the Wey Navigation?

The Wey Navigation was built 100 years before the Canal Age. It runs 15½ miles from Guildford to the Thames at Weybridge. The Godalming Navigation, opened in 1764, extended the navigable waterway a further 4 miles to Godalming.

Is the Wey Navigation open?

18.03. 2022 RIVER CONDITIONS – NORMAL 10.35hrs – The Navigation is now fully open from Godalming Wharf to Thames Lock.

Can you swim in the river Wey?

Are there trout in the river Wey?

A mobile style of fishing is suggested for this small river. Chub are the predominant species and average from 2lb to over 4lb Pike up to 20lb, Dace Roach, Perch, Grayling, Trout and the odd Carp and Barbel are present.

What is the River Wey in England?

River Wey. The Wey has a total catchment area of 904 square kilometres (350 sq mi), draining parts of Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex. It is navigable from Godalming to its confluence with the Thames as part of the Wey and Godalming Navigations, a trade-minded 17th century canal. The river morphology,…

What are the coordinates of the River Wey?

Coordinates: 51°10′48″N 0°45′00″W / 51.180°N 0.750°W / 51.180; -0.750. The River Wey is a tributary of the River Thames in south east England and one of two major tributaries in Surrey (the other being the River Mole).

Where is Weymouth in Dorset?

The Wey, from which Weymouth in Dorset gets its name, is a much smaller river that springs from the South Dorset Downs and has much of its course confined to the suburbs of the town. Nevertheless the river is an important wildlife habitat and Radipole Lake fed by the river is a National Nature Reserve.

Is there a guide to walk the river Dorset?

Recently discovered in the Society archives is this guide to walks along the river. Published about 12 years ago by Dorset County Council the brochure contains details to make walking the river a more interesting experience. Look out for water voles, otters and kingfishers, all quite rare but do exist.