Saturday, 30 June 2012

Swim 28: Shillingford to Carmel College

This is a swim of 5.1km and is approximately swim 39 and 40 in the I ♥ the Thames book.

We met at the hard standing at Carmel College. This is private property and you should, like we did, seek permission before parking there. The gates may be locked without warning, so don't say you weren't:

We then shuttled up to the road opposite the Benson Cafe:

From there we walked upstream to the entry point near Shillingford:

We then swam downstream, being careful to avoid the weir at Benson. At the bridge in Wallingford there is a small beach where we stopped for coffee and cakes:

The exit point is at the old Boat House at Carmel College. There is an alternative exit point on the bank opposite (not fully scouted by our team) in case you fail to secure permission to exit at Carmel.

No comments:

Post a Comment