The River Wey
is one of the Waterways in the United Kingdom
and a tributary of the River Thames
. The source of the north branch is at Alton, Hampshire
and of the south branch at Liphook. The branches join at Tilford. The river is navigable for around 20 miles from Godalming
to the Thames at Weybridge
to the south-west of London
It was made navigable in 1653 to allow barges to transport goods to London. The Basingstoke Canal and Wey and Arun Junction Canal were later dug to connect with the Wey navigation.
The river became to property of the National Trust in 1964 and they have a visitor center at Dapdune Wharf, a former boatyard in Guildford.