[OSS Oxon] OSS Swim the Thames - Dates for May and June

Jeremy Wellingham jeremy at wellingham.com
Mon Apr 18 22:26:05 BST 2011

Looking forward to this Friday's walk from the Source to Cricklade
Bridge.  Hopefully there may be a chance for a paddle / dip along the
way so come prepared.

Here are the dates for the next sections so you can pencil them in your
diaries.  We will be sending out details for each one a bit nearer each
swim. For now, we are aiming high and planning for two sections from
Micheal's book in a day but are prepared to cut a section short if it
proves to be too ambitious.  The start of the Thames is quite a distance
to get to for most people so we would like to make the most of the day
once there.  If we do cut it short we will still stick to the dates but
just reschedule the sections.  The early parts are a bit of an unknown
and we don't really know how much will be a swim, how much a wade and
how much a paddle.


Mon02May         Cricklade Bridge to Water Eaton House                 

Sun15May           Water Eaton House to Round House Farm          

Mon30May         Round House Farm to Kempsford Church             (3.4km)


For June, when there is a full moon, we thought we might make a weekend
of it and camp overnight and have a moonlight swim (Shamelessly
borrowing the idea from Tom Read and his moonlight swims on the  river
Nene).  (The actual full moon is inconveniently mid week, on Wednesday.)

Sat11Jun              Kempsford Church to Hannington Bridge             

Sun12Jun             Hannington Bridge to Inglesham              
                (5.7km!) (This is a long stretch but we will be able to
start at a reasonable time if we are already there and take our time
over it.  There are no obvious places to leave a car mid way and the
Thames path does not follow the river here.)

Jeremy & Sef

Oxford at outdoorswimmingsociety.com

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