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Hunt Nature Park

A281 Horsham Road
Shalford
Guildford
Surrey

51.20934,-0.57035

Opening Times

Opening Time - 01/01/17 to 31/12/17
  • Monday Open
  • Tuesday Open
  • Wednesday Open
  • Thursday Open
  • Friday Open
  • Saturday Open
  • Sunday Open
  • Bank Holiday Open

About

This new wildlife reserve at Shalford has been created by volunteers from the Wey & Arun Canal Trust (WACT), which is restoring the canal as a public amenity and 'green corridor' in Surrey and West Sussex.

Enhancements include scrub clearance, the planting of native trees and the clearing of shallow ponds to attract wildfowl and insects such as dragonflies.

The park straddles the Cranleigh Waters stream, a tributary of the River Wey, and is alongside the long-distance Wey-South Path, on the route of the disused Guildford to Horsham railway line.

It features a wheelchair-accessible riverside path, a viewing platform offering vistas of meadowland and magnificent veteran oak trees, cycle racks and picnic tables.

Further down the Wey-South Path, walkers and cyclists can explore the canal route to discover structures including a unique bridge and an aqueduct and view the section alongside Dunsfold Park due to be reopened for navigation in September 2016.