[OSS Oxon] Swim 4 & 5 of Swim the Thames Hannington Bridge to Buscott Lock

Chris Dalton seedy at breakingglass.net
Sun Jun 12 22:28:23 BST 2011

Hi Team,


Top weekend.  Thanks to all.  Special thanks to the Advance Party who did
all the cooking on Sat evening!


GPS tracks are here:

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/91947949 and here



Pics (thanks to Angela) are on Facebook with the full sized ones here:




Looking forward to the Big Jump!








From: ossoxon-bounces at earth.li [mailto:ossoxon-bounces at earth.li] On Behalf
Of Sefryn Penrose
Sent: 05 June 2011 23:08
To: OSSOxon at earth.li
Subject: [OSS Oxon] Swim 4 & 5 of Swim the Thames Hannington Bridge to
Buscott Lock


Herewith, deets for this weekend at Lechlade. Let me or Jeremy know if you
have questions, and please let me know as soon as pos if you are intending
to camp. 

Swim #4 and Swim #5 of OSS Swim the Thames 

Weekend of 11/12 June 

If you are intending to camp - meet at 10.30am on Saturday 11th at the
Trout, Lechlade, for to pitch the tents:




If you are intending just to swim on Saturday, meet at:

Meet 12pm at Riverside Park carpark, Lechlade. 




We will then shuttle to Hannington Bridge where we left off at the end of
Swim #3 and swim downriver to Inglesham, via an extended stop on the way for
lunch/warm up drinks/a rest (yet to be determined due to a lack of obvious
access points). This is a distance of 5.7km, equivalent to swim 8 in Michael
Worthington's book I Love the Thames. The Thames path does not follow the
river for the duration of this swim so if you want to get out before the
end, this may require a bit of field hopping and navigation. Don't forget to
bring lunch for the pit(beach?)-stop. 


We expect to finish by 4pm. We will then pick up cars and go to the campsite
at the Trout, by St John's Bridge, Lechlade. 

Handily there is a pub on site for anyone requiring warm up snifters, and
weather permitting we will put up the barbecue and refuel for an evening
(unnumbered) swim for those that want it. Bring food and drink for
yourself/and/or to share. 


On Sunday, we will shuttle back to Riverside Park (if you're just coming to
this one, meet at 10.30am at Riverside Park), having left a couple of cars
at the finish point, to restart for Swim #5 and swim past Lechlade, over the
lock, into the navigable Thames and around to Buscott Lock, a distance of
3.9km, equivalent to swims 9 & 10 from I Love the Thames. We will then
return to the Trout for a well-earned pub lunch.


Both these swims are reasonably long and we expect more swimming than
wading, so bring wetsuits and rubber feet (and socks and gloves if you get
cold). There will be breaks at predetermined points.  


If you would like to camp, please let me (Sef) know by reply asap so that I
can tell the Trout how many of us to expect. The cost will be £10 per
tent/van/etc, with up to 6 people in each, so buddy up and get cosy!


If you are not keen on the camping bit but would like to come overnight,
there is more accommodation a short walk away in Lechlade. There is also
space for caravans there, or a more equipped touring park next to Riverside
Park, Bridge House, also walkable:




If you have not yet managed to make any of the Thames swims, please come
along anyway if you fancy it - the more the merrier. 


By attending you confirm that you are a member of the OSS and have read and
accepted the OSS swim responsibility statement:
ility> &s=responsibility


Jeremy & Sef and the ticklable trouts of Team Thames


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