Sunday, 28 August 2011

Swim 11: The Rose Revived, Newbridge to Northmoor Lock

We camped at Northmoor Lock which meant we could park at the campsite.  Make sure you arrange the camping in advance.  Heartily recommended – only one shower at the lock, but it’s a lovely shower, and Cathie Camp will bring you logs to your riverside pitch. Otherwise shuttle and walk or there is a small amount of space to park at the lock itself. It’s tricky to find – look for the small sign ‘Lock access only’ off the road to the Appleton tennis club from Appleton Village.

We walked back upstream to the start at the Rose Revived and swum down to Northmoor. We stopped at Hart’s Weir footbridge for the break. This swim is equivalent to 22 and 23 from I Love the Thames and came as sweet relief for veterans of Swim 10 which we did the day before - a mere 3.6km.

Tell the Lockkeepers!

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