Sunday 13 November 2011

Swim 17 Track - Danger Bridge to Folly Bridge

Swim 17 Map - Danger Bridge to Folly Bridge

Swim 17: Danger Bridge to Folly Bridge

From Danger to Folly.

No really. We started at Danger Bridge at Port Meadow and swum down to Folly Bridge, a distance of 3.1km. The route took us past such exciting Oxford sites as the station! Allotments! Osney Mead industrial estate! Avis car hire! The ice rink! We were also a part of Oxford's great swimming traditions - at Port Meadow, where swimming galas were held in times past, and Folly Bridge, the starting line for the annual police vs. carworkers race of former years.

As the route goes through the city, shuttling is a little more complicated than previously but we met at the Hinksey pool car park off Abingdon Road:

We then shuttled some cars and all swimmers to the Walton Well car park at Port Meadow

Walton Well car park has recently started charging and it is possible that Hinksey has too, so if you're driving bring a pound coin or two. We then swam down to Folly Bridge and popped out onto the main road.

We then had a small walk along Abingdon Road from our exit point to the car so bring something you can walk in - less than 5 mins, but on pavement.

We then had a pub lunch at the Head of the River, a converted riverside warehouse on Folly Bridge.