Farncombe Boat House flooded

Across the Lammas Lands from Hell’s Ditch is the River Wey, the southernmost navigable point of the Wey being in Godalming. The river was channelled into a canal with a series of locks, linking Guildford to the Thames at Weybridge and opening in 1653. The Guildford to Godalming section was completed in 1764. The true path of the river meanders in and out of the canal’s route. Catteshall Lock is the first lock on the River Wey, and the site of Farncombe Boat House which rents out narrowboats for the day or week. The lock and the nearby weir usually prevents this bit of river from flooding, but the boat house is underwater at the moment.

As the video below shows, the water is flooding from Hell’s Ditch (see my previous post), across the Lammas Lands and pouring into the lock.

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