Warm welcome awaits overseas canal visitors

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Tourists attracted by the history and environment of the Wey & Arun Canal can now make the most of their visit, whether their first language is English or not.

The Wey & Arun Canal Trust (WACT) has produced Dutch, French and German versions of its history leaflets in order to meet the growing demand from overseas visitors to its canal centre in Loxwood, West Sussex.

“The leaflets help chart the development of the canal, which was built in only three years, as well as the restoration work which the Trust has been undertaking” said WACT chairman Sally Schupke. “The canal attracts visitors from all over the world – recent visitors have been from New Zealand, Burma, USA, the Netherlands, France and Canada.”

The canal centre has become a hub for tourists since it opened in 2012 and acts as an informal tourist office will lots of information of other local attractions and guide books for the area. WACT hopes that the new leaflets will widen the appeal of a visit to the canal. The canal centre is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends from 11am-4pm.

For further information visit www.weyandarun.co.uk

Report contributed by the Wey & Arun Canal Trust.