The Wey and Arun canal was built to link the River Thames, via the Wey navigation, to the south coast. Having been derelict for many years, it is now being restored in sections. [url]http://www.weyandarun.co.uk/[/url]
The restored sections are now lovely, quiet places to go canoeing. There are a number of locks to portage, but there are easy platforms for getting in and out.
There is a visitor centre at Loxwood, which makes a perfect starting point.
There is no agreement with the BCU/Canoe England, so a separate [url=http://www.weyandarun.co.uk/boating.php]licence [/url]should be purchased. This is currently (2013) £5 per day or £15 for an annual licence. Forms can be obtained at the canal centre when open, or in advance using the link above.