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Puffing a'Wey

  • 23 Jun 2017
  • 25 Jun 2017
  • River Wey Guildford England

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Puffing a' Wey

Puffing a' Wey is a joint SBA and National Trust event which brings colour and variety to the centre of Guildford in high summer. The event is highly economical, the only charges being made for the Saturday evening meal provided on site and to which SBA boaters and National Trust workers are invited.

We are guests of the Trust and licence fees are waived for the weekend, for which we are very grateful but the deal is that if you are able (i.e have checked with your boat insurers) it is hoped that boats will welcome non-paying interested visitors for the occasional short puff along the river. This can be a lot of fun - rewarding in itself - and, of course, there is an attractive river to explore and nice places to moor up and eat over the weekend.

Boats can arrive from 9.00 on the Friday and stay over until the Monday if desired. There is ample trailer space and camping is possible too. Dapdune is a delightful venue... Oddly rural while also slap in middle of Guildford, and the Wey is an attractive navigation a little bit reminiscent, in parts, of the Upper Thames.

Call Mark Rudall for further details... 01252 645486 or email mark.rudall@ntlworld.com





Event type 2 / DS

Key to event types

1 - SBA Organised Event (owner's declaration required)

2 - SBA organised participation in 3rd party's event (owner's declaration required)

In event types 1 and 2 the SBA organisers and SBA members are covered by the SBA Liability Insurance; these events count towards the SBAS boiler test Discount Scheme.

3 - private meeting of members with or without boats

4 - private, individual participation of members in 3rd party's event

5 - for information only


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