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Boat Trips Are Back At Dapdune Wharf

Published on: 14 Sep, 2020
Updated on: 17 Sep, 2020

The National Trust at Dapdune Wharf in Guildford is gearing up for re-opening on Thursday, September 17.

Bookable boat trips are available for households or bubbles, with a maximum of five people, on the National Trust’s website.

Dapdune Wharf and one of its electric boats pictured at the 2019 River Way Festival.

In addition to the electric boat trip into Guildford, Dapdune Wharf is now regularly offering a downstream boat trip, with more of a focus on wildlife and nature.

Both trips last for 40 mins and cost £29 for up to five people. Boats must be booked in advance.

Wharf manager Tory Stenning said: “The kingfishers have had the wharf to themselves for the last nine months and we’re regularly seeing a breeding pair – hopefully visitors will be able to spot them more easily once we open.”

Dapdune Wharf. Picture: National Trust.

Visitors will be able to wander around the four-acre site, there is no charge for entry, but most of the rooms will be closed for now due to covid precautions.

The second-hand book shed at Dapdune Wharf. Picture: National Trust.

It is planned that more of the property will be opened up soon, including the tearoom for light refreshments and the second-hand book shed which is currently overflowing with books!

Normal opening hours apply – 11am to 5pm, Thursday to Monday. The towpath is open 24/7 as usual.

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