Sunday, 30 September 2012

Swim 37: Hambledon Lock to Frogmill Spinney

We met at the public carpark in Hurley next to the church:

http://goo.gl/maps/GXvQh

and changed (discreetly).

We then shuttled to the Flower Pot Inn at Aston.

http://goo.gl/maps/toRvI

We walked a little way up to the lock,

http://goo.gl/maps/Ne53o

and swam down to Frogmill Spinney.. Take care when starting off from Hambeldon lock as there can be strong currents around the weir. We finished at this beach at Riverside Picnic Grounds in Hurley, a distance of 4.75km

http://goo.gl/maps/leFGC

and walked back to the carpark to change. Afterwards, we shuttled back to the Flower Pot at Aston for lunch. They don't take bookings but insisted that since the weather wasgoing to be fine we could sit outside. And as it happened, they were right!

Don't forget to tell the lock keepers!

Swim 37 Track - Hambledon Lock to Frogmill Spinney

Swim 37 Map - Hambledon Lock to Frogmill Spinney


Sunday, 9 September 2012

Swim 36: Marsh Lock to Hambleden Lock

This is an iconic swim taking in Henley-on-Thames, Temple Island and the site of Rewind Festival.  You can expect to encounter large amounts of boat traffic of all types so make sure you stay well to the left - except when approaching Hambledon Lock!

We met at the car park a short walk from Hambleden Lock:

http://goo.gl/maps/xLZFr

We then shuttled down to the Marsh Lock car park:

http://goo.gl/maps/aAAT9

Note that both car parks can be busy so make sure you get an early start if it's a nice day!

This is a swim of approximately 5.5km.

Swim 36 Track - Marsh Lock to Hambleden Lock

Swim 36 Map - Marsh Lock to Hambleden Lock


Saturday, 8 September 2012

Swim 35: Shiplake College to Marsh Lock

We met at Marsh Lock carpark:

http://goo.gl/maps/CnYCv

Be aware that this is a popular car park.  When we arrived on a Saturday afternoon there were few parking places available.  We then shuttled down to Mill Lane, Lower Shiplake:

http://goo.gl/maps/Umit8

and walked down to the start point at Shiplake College boathouse:

http://goo.gl/maps/jQMjH

We then swam down to Marsh Lock via Shiplake Lock.

http://goo.gl/maps/Utm4d

This is a swim of approximately 5.25km.

Caution: Keep well to the left approaching Shiplake Lock and well to the right approaching Marsh Lock. Both locks have weirs before the exit point.

Swim 35 Track - Shiplake College to Marsh Lock

Swim 35 Map - Shiplake College to Marsh Lock