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We did another of the National Trust’s Great British Walks a few days ago and discovered some new territory with an industrial past, but which today is peaceful and relaxing.  The circular walk which includes Pyrford Lock and Papercourt is 7 miles long and takes in a couple of small villages as well as the river, a canal and a two nice pubs!

The River Wey is a tributary of the Thames, joining it at Weybridge.  Its industrial past took the form of mills, 22 of them, used for a variety of businesses including grinding grain and making paper and gunpowder.  On this walk you pass Ockham Mill, now a lovely looking house, which had us seriously considering a move!

The Anchor pub at Pyrford Lock is a great place to stop for lunch, with views over the canal and lock, and a good selection of vegetarian dishes.  Nearly all of their desserts are labelled as suitable for vegetarians too.  The pub was pretty full, so think about getting there early!



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