Saturday, 27 August 2011

Swim 10: Shifford Lock to the Rose Revived, Newbridge

Some of us camped at Northmoor lock so we went there first to set up tents.  Make sure you arrange the camping in advance.

We then met in the car park of the Rose Revived in Newbridge.

Leave your cars there and shuttle as few as possible to Chimney Pieces car park, or as close as you can get. Then walk to the start at Shifford Lock.

This swim is equivalent to 20 and 21 from I Love the Thames and comes in at 4.25km. We stopped at a bit of a difficult scramble point close to Thames Side Farm. At the finish get out right into the beer garden at the Rose Revived for a hearty feed. The pub has a big car park and is accommodating to swimmers. There are ‘steps’ to the water from the pub garden, or a platform for punts a bit beyond.

Tell the Lockkeepers!

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