If you like to get ahead with the Christmas shopping and support a local charity, the Wey & Arun Canal Trust can help.
Its 2020 calendar is on sale now (£8) and this year’s features stunning photography of the wildlife and wild flowers seen along the length of the canal, along with seasonal landscapes.
Shots have been contributed by talented photographers and include a kingfisher at Loxwood, Gatekeeper butterfly at Tickner’s Heath and the rich autumn colours of Brewhurst. The front cover is of a female Common Darter dragonfly at Hunt Nature Park.
The stunning images are reproduced on high quality paper, with one page for each month and a large box for each date. An envelope is also provided for posting.
The Trust’s trip boat Wiggonholt is pictured on packs of Christmas cards (£4) in a snowy towpath scene, and if you’re stuck for a gift idea then a gift voucher for a boat trip makes the perfect present for that impossible-to-buy-for family member or friend.
For these and more gift ideas, go to https://weyarun.org.uk/shop/
The Trust will also be running its popular Santa cruises and Boxing Day and New Year’s Day trips this festive season. Promising some truly traditional fun, the Santa cruises depart at 11am, 12 and 2pm on December 8, 15, 21, 22 and 23, price £10 per person.
Three trips will take place on Boxing Day, at 11am, 12.15 and 2.15, price £7 per adult, £3.50 for children, while New Year’s Day trips leave at 11am, 12.15 and 2pm, price £10 per adult, £5 per child