Training hard on the local waterway

CANOEISTS hoping to compete in the Olympic and Paralympic games in Tokyo later this year can be spotted training hard on the Wey Navigation at West Byfleet. They are among the rowing... Read more »

A place to find peace and contemplation

TUCKED away within a peaceful loop of the River Wey near Farnham are the ruins of Waverley Abbey, where you can still enjoy the solitude experienced by the monks who founded a... Read more »

Wild swimming helping physical and mental health

EVEN the most ardent swimmers might baulk at taking a dip in a river in mid-winter – but this is a regular outing for a local cancer survivor. Francesco Zitiello swims in... Read more »

Riverbank woodpecker rescue

AN 11-year-old boy was lowered by his ankles to rescue a young woodpecker that was caught in fishing line at the bottom of a steep riverbank. Fin Rawlings-Smith was seeing his grandmother,... Read more »

The night Newark Mill burned down

NEWARK Mill was a handsome building that stood beside the River Wey Navigation between Ripley and Pyrford. That was until the early hours of 3 December 1966, when it was burned to... Read more »