Cream Tea Public Trip Kitty-K07L3

Cream Tea Public Trip Kitty-K07L3

When

07/07/2024    
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Bookings

£0.00 - £17.00
Availability: 10 / 10
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Where

Kitty
The Town Wharf, Brewery Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4LJ

Event Type

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Cruise in the peaceful surroundings of the Basingstoke Canal at Woking while enjoying a cream tea

  • Departs from the Town Wharf, Woking, GU21 4LJ
  • Car parking is available in the nearby Brewery Road car park or in the town centre
  • Cream tea packs include 1 plain and 1 fruit scone, clotted cream, jam and a large cup of tea
  • Please specify if gluten-free scones are required when you book and notify us of any allergies (in additional comments)
  • Standard Trips (without cream tea) are also available at 11am and 1pm
  • Pre-booking for this trip will close at 10pm on the Friday prior to travel
  • Cruise times may be extended in low water conditions
  • Dogs cannot be carried on board except assistance dogs
  • There is no toilet on board. Facilities are available in the Lightbox or in the shopping centre
  • Public Trips terms and conditions are here

Enjoy the exceptional local flora and fauna while taking a trip through Woking’s history. The usual trip for Kitty is east from the Town Wharf. Immediately on the right is the award-winning Lightbox Art Gallery and Museum, then we pass under a pedestrian/cycle turnover bridge. As we head out of town Horsell Common (itself partly an SSSI) is to our left. On the right, we pass the site of the old Spantons Timber Wharf, then past the old gas works winding hole on the left; the Woking gas works were on the right. At Monument Bridge we can see the base of an old crane, before heading past new apartments at Britannia Wharf on the left.

Shortly after passing Monument Bridge, on the left, we can see the walls of the Woking Peace Garden and then the start of the 1930’s Woodham Hall Estate. On the right, the mid-1940’s Sheerwater Estate comes into view, built on the site of Surrey’s largest freshwater lake – now drained. We then turn around and retrace our journey, along this quasi-urban stretch of the canal.

Natural England has designated most of the canal as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI). It serves as a local recreational amenity but is also a notable wildlife habitat.

The alkaline water from the chalk springs at the western end of the canal mix with the acidic water as the canal passes through the Surrey heathlands, giving rise to one of the largest varieties of aquatic plants and invertebrates in the United Kingdom.

As many as 25 of Britain’s 39 species of dragonflies and damselflies inhabit the canal.

Look out for kingfishers, herons, swans, ducks, geese, moorhens (often with young) and various local floras.

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Bookings

Tickets

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Adult Ticket with cream tea
Adult Ticket £17.00 each
£17.00
Child Ticket with cream tea
Child Ticket £14.00 each
£14.00
Babe in Arms Ticket without cream tea
Babe in Arms Ticket FREE
£0.00
Wheelchair Ticket with cream tea
Wheelchair and User Ticket - 2 spaces (max 2 chairs per trip) £14. Carers need individual tickets
£7.00
Family Ticket with 4 cream teas
Family Ticket - 4 spaces (2 Adults + 2 Children) £59
£14.75

Registration Information

Booking Summary

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Location:

Kitty

Kitty

The Town Wharf, Brewery Road
Woking
Surrey
GU21 4LJ

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