[OSS Oxon] Saturday morning, Oxford?

Mary-Jennifer McDowell maryjenmc at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 7 21:54:16 GMT 2011

Hi Bryn,

I haven't had a swim for a long time as I had twwin boys in July but I live
ten mins walk away from the Hotel and would love to accompany you for a dip.
As James said, there are rowers on that stretch and it may be quite busy on
a saturday, especially as the weather is improving and there are regattas
starting but we could swim a bit further yet towards Port meadow, I've been
there several times, last when I was pregnant in the summer. Let me know as
it depends on how much time you have, the walk would take about half an hour
but it's a lovely walk!
All the best,

On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 8:08 PM, James Lowe <James.Lowe at datacore.com> wrote:

> Bryn,
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bryn dymott <bryn.dymott at btinternet.com>
> Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 14:00:05 +0000
> To: James Lowe <james.lowe at datacore.com>, <OSSOxon at earth.li>
> Subject: Saturday morning, Oxford?
> >Hi, anyone likely to be in the Thames in Oxford this Saurday morning?  I
> >have the  pleasure of an overnight at the Four Pillars Hote,l off
> >Abingdon Road  (opposite the Hinkey Pool) Friday and wondered if I could
> >gate crash a cold water plunge before I get off home to the Great Ouse?
> >
> >It looks like the river runs adjacent to the grounds of the hotel -
> >anyone know if this is a good swimming spot?
> >
> >Regards all, spring is a coming - sometime soon,
> >Bryn
> The water literally next to the hotel is not the Thames proper, that's a
> few hundred metres east - not sure what exactly you are looking at as I
> haven't been to the 4 pillars to stay. I haven't swam that part (we plan
> to do this stretch sometime this year swimming the Thames between the
> Oxford Ring Road north to south) but have swum extensive north of the city
> so I expect it to be similar, but I expect this will be busy with rowers -
> probably - you can see the boat house on the other side of the river but
> swimming wise, if it is anything like the Thames further up it will be
> fine, the grounds that are either side are owned by the colleges so you
> don't tend to get the detritus you can on more public ground.
> The public foot path is on 'the hotel side' of the river so you can walk
> back all the way, what I am not sure about are access points in and out.
> Hope this helps.
> James
> _______________________________________________
> OSS Oxon mailing list
> OSSOxon at earth.li
> http://www.earth.li/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/ossoxon
> Please note that OSS Oxon exists to put swimmers in touch with other
> swimmers, not to organise swim events or in any way suggest that outdoor
> swimming is a safe activity or that you should go swimming. If you choose to
> swim you do so entirely at your own risk and on your own initiative, and any
> plans you make are your own responsibility.

Miss M.J McDowell
44 Folly Bridge Court
Shirelake Close

Tel: 01865 251 630
Mob: 07837778599
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://www.earth.li/pipermail/ossoxon/attachments/20110307/791ae48e/attachment.html>

More information about the OSSOxon mailing list