Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Swim 26: Clifton Lock to Day's Lock

We met in the car park of the Barley Mo by the bridge in Clifton Hampden:


We changed into our swimming gear and put our warm clothes into a car which was shuttled down to a small parking area by the church in Little Wittenham:


We then walked across the bridge and upstream to the start point at Clifton Lock:


We then swam down to Day's Lock stopping for coffee and cakes at a small beach at about the half way mark:


At the time of writing, the ladders at Day's Lock were not in good condition so we exited the river shortly before the lock:


We then walked across the bridge to the church parking area to change back into our warm clothes before heading back to the Barley Mo along the Thames Path.  There's a shorter route along a road for the weary of leg.

This is a swim of 4.95km and is equivalent to swim 36 in I ♥ the Thames.

CAUTION:  Keep well left when approaching Day's Lock as there can be a strong current into the adjacent weir.

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